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HDF5 Plugins for windows,MacOS and linux

Project Description

This module provides HDF5 plugins and sets the HDF5_PLUGIN_PATH to the appropriate value according to the version of python used.

The module is mainly intended for use under windows but shared libraries for MacOS and manylinux are also provided.

The LZ4 plugin sources were obtained from

The bitshuffle plugin sources were obtained from

Known issues

Under MacOS and linux, the bitshuffle plugin is limited to decompression (i.e. it can be used to read bitshuffle compressed data).


To install, just run:

pip install hdf5plugin

To install locally, run:

pip install hdf5plugin --user


No additional dependencies.


To use it, just ‘’import hdf5plugin’’ before importing h5py or PyTables.


This code is licensed under the MIT license. Use it at your own risk.

The source code of the libraries is licensed under MIT (bitshuffle) and BSD like licenses (LZ4).

Please read the LICENSE_H5bshuf and LICENSE_H5Zlz4 respectively for details.

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