HDF5 for Python -- The h5py package is a Pythonic interface to the HDF5 binary data format.
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HDF5 for Python


For advanced installation options, see http://docs.h5py.org.


You need, at a minimum:

  • Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.2, 3.3, or 3.4
  • NumPy 1.6.1 or later
  • The "six" package for Python 2/3 compatibility

To build on UNIX:

  • HDF5 1.8.4 or later (on Windows, HDF5 comes with h5py)
  • Cython 0.19 or later
  • If using Python 2.6, unittest2 is needed to run the tests

Installing on Windows

Download an installer from http://www.h5py.org and run it.

Installing on UNIX

Via pip (recommended):

pip install h5py

From a release tarball or Git checkout:

python setup.py build
python setup.py test # optional
[sudo] python setup.py install

Reporting bugs

Open a bug at http://github.com/h5py/h5py/issues. For general questions, ask on the list (https://groups.google.com/d/forum/h5py).