Interface to the 'HDF5' Library

S4 Interface to the 'HDF5' library supporting fast storage and retrieval of R-objects like vectors, matrices and arrays to binary files in a language independent format. The 'HDF5' format can therefore be used as an alternative to R's save/load mechanism. Since h5 is able to access only subsets of stored data it can also handle data sets which do not fit into memory.


2015-03-18 Initial Release 0.9

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0.9.8 by Mario Annau, 8 months ago

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Authors: Mario Annau [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

BSD_2_clause + file LICENSE license

Imports Rcpp, methods

Suggests testthat, roxygen2, zoo, microbenchmark, knitr, rmarkdown

Linking to Rcpp

System requirements: libhdf5 (>= 1.8.12) with C++ interface (--enable-cxx=yes) and v18 API enabled

See at CRAN