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       h5fromtxt - convert text input to an HDF5 file


       h5fromtxt [OPTION]... [HDF5FILE]


       h5fromtxt  takes  a  series of numbers from standard input and outputs a multi-dimensional
       numeric dataset in an HDF5 file.

       HDF5 is a free, portable binary format and supporting library developed  by  the  National
       Center  for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
       A single h5 file can contain multiple data sets; by default, h5fromtxt creates  a  dataset
       called  "data",  but  this  can  be  changed  via  the  -d  option, or by using the syntax
       HDF5FILE:DATASET.  The -a option can be used to append new datasets to  an  existing  HDF5

       All  characters besides the numbers (and associated decimal points, etcetera) in the input
       are ignored.  By default, the data is assumed to be a two-dimensional MxN dataset where  M
       is  the  number  of  rows (delimited by newlines) and N is the number of columns.  In this
       case, it is an error for the number of columns to vary between rows.  If M or N is 1  then
       the data is written as a one-dimensional dataset.

       Alternatively,  you  can  specify  the  dimensions  of the data explicitly via the -n size
       option, where size is e.g. "2x2x2".  In this case, newlines are ignored and  the  data  is
       taken  as an array of the given size stored in row-major ("C") order (where the last index
       varies most quickly as you step through the data).  e.g. a 2x2x2 array would be  have  the
       elements  listed  in  the  order:  (0,0,0),  (0,0,1),  (0,1,0), (0,1,1), (1,0,0), (1,0,1),
       (1,1,0), (1,1,1).

       A simple example is:

           h5fromtxt foo.h5 <<EOF
           1 2 3 4
           5 6 7 8

       which reads in a 2x4 space-delimited array from standard input.


       -h     Display help on the command-line options and usage.

       -V     Print the version number and copyright info for h5fromtxt.

       -v     Verbose output.

       -a     If the HDF5 output file already exists, append the data as  a  new  dataset  rather
              than  overwriting the file (the default behavior).  An existing dataset of the same
              name within the file is overwritten, however.

       -n size
              Instead of trying to infer the dimensions of the array from the rows and columns of
              the  input,  treat  the data as a sequence of numbers in row-major order forming an
              array of dimensions size.  size is of the  form  MxNxLx...  (with  M,  N,  L  being
              numbers) and may be of any dimensionality.

       -T     Transpose the input when it is written, reversing the dimensions.

       -d name
              Write to dataset name in the output; otherwise, the output dataset is called "data"
              by default.  Alternatively, use the syntax HDF5FILE:DATASET.


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       Written by Steven G. Johnson.  Copyright  (c)  2005  by  the  Massachusetts  Institute  of