This is a package of libraries written in Fortran77, Fortran90, C, Python and IDL

They mainly contain functions for :

  • obtaining informations about the structure of an HDF file
  • extracting SDS data
  • reading SDS and file attributes
  • calibrating data


In all cases you need at least the HDF4 Library (>=4.2.r1)

For specific langage needs, please see the README files of the desired langage.


The package is downloadable as a tar.gz archive.

icare_hdf_tools v1.0.1

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See the README files of the desired langage for a detailed description of the way to use the library.


In all langages directories, some real examples of usage of the library are available in the ./example directory. This is the place to begin for a quick start.