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HDF5 stands for version 5 of Hierarchical Data Format. When Version 5 was introduced, it was dubbed HDF5 to emphasize the fact that the new version was significantly different from previous versions of HDF and not backwards-compatible. Later, the HDF Group decided to adopt the name HDF4 for the earlier version to avoid confusion.
- HDF5 Specification Latest official specification from The HDF Group. As of November 2012, Version is 2.0.
- HDF5, Hierarchical Data Format, Version 5, from Library of Congress resource on Sustainability of Digital Formats