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HDF-EOS libraries are software libraries built on HDF libraries. It supports three data structures for remote sensing data: Grid, Point and Swath. There are two versions of HDF-EOS libraries: HDF-EOS2 and HDF-EOS5. There are also other libraries and programming interfaces that can be used to access NASA HDF and HDF-EOS data.
HDF is the prescribed format for standard data products that are derived from EOS missions. HDF-EOS (Hierarchical Data Format - Earth Observing System) is a self-describing file format for transfer of various types of data between different machines based upon HDF.
To run this software interactively in a Linux environment run the commands:
module load hdf5eos hdf5eos