The h5py package provides both a high- and low-level interface to the HDF5 library from Python. The low-level interface is intended to be a complete wrapping of the HDF5 API, while the high-level component supports access to HDF5 files, data sets and groups using established Python and NumPy concepts. A strong emphasis on automatic conversion between Python (Numpy) data types and data structures and their HDF5 equivalents vastly simplifies the process of reading and writing data from Python.

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