Q. Is HDFql free to use?
A. Indeed! HDFql is distributed as freeware and may be used completely free of charge.
Q. What are the key advantages of HDFql?
A. HDFql dramatically eases HDF management by allowing you to read and write data with a clean intuitive interface across disparate programming languages and operating systems. Our users say that is pretty neat!
Q. Can anyone use HDFql?
A. We are especially passionate about climate, earth and data science (as well as big data analytics and machine learning) – but everyone is of course welcome to use HDFql!
Q. What are the future plans of HDFql?
A. Our plans for HDFql include:
- support H5Q and H5X APIs (querying and indexing features)
- support BLAS operations on the fly
- support compound and enumeration datatypes
- support access to distributed (remote) data stored in HDF REST and Hyrax OPeNDAP servers
- support R and Julia
- and some other big features that we still want to keep under wraps!
Q. I have a particular problem that I am trying to solve. Can you help?
A. We always encourage feedback and questions – feel free to submit anything from code snippets to specific issues you are facing.
Q. Is HDFql code base publicly accessible (i.e. open)?
A. The code base of HDFql is closed as is common practice with freeware.
Q. Who is behind HDFql?
A. We are a team of interdisciplinary experts with vast experience from world-leading research facilities and a genuine interest in helping the community work simpler, cleaner and faster with HDF data.
Q. What is your relationship with The HDF Group?
A. We are collaborating to integrate HDFql features in key HDF Group tools such as HDF Compass. Stay tuned for more news on this!