This is the base class for all datatypes, but most have a specialised class. This class represents an HDF5 datatype. It inherits all functions of the H5RefClass. It is also the base class for many other classes well, specifically

Integer

H5T_INTEGER

Bitfield

H5T_BITFIELD (currently identical to the integer class)

Float

H5T_FLOAT

Enum

H5T_ENUM

Compound

H5T_COMPOUND

String

H5T_STRING

Complex

H5T_COMPLEX

Array

H5T_ARRAY

Variable Length

H5T_VLEN

Value

Object of class H5T.

Methods

new(id)

Internal use only

get_class()

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Tget_class. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5T_GET_CLASS for details.

get_size(...)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Tget_size. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5T_GET_SIZE for details.Parameters

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set_size(size)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Tset_size. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5T_SET_SIZE for details.

set_precision(precision)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Tset_precision. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5T_SET_PRECISION for details.

get_precision()

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Tget_precision. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5T_GET_PRECISION for details.

set_order(order)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Tset_order. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5T_SET_ORDER for details.

get_order()

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Tget_order. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5T_GET_ORDER for details.

set_offset(offset)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Tset_offset. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5T_SET_OFFSET for details.

get_offset()

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Tget_offset. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5T_GET_OFFSET for details.

set_pad(pad)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Tset_pad. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5T_SET_PAD for details.

get_pad()

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Tget_pad. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5T_GET_PAD for details.

copy()

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Tcopy. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5T_COPY for details.

is_committed()

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Tcommitted. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5T_COMMITTED for details.

equal(dtype)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Tequal. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5T_EQUAL for details.

is_vlen()

This function detects if the underlying type is H5T_VLEN or a variable length string. This is used to know if after reading a dataset, memory has to be freed

detect_class(dtype_class)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Tdetect_class. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5T_DETECT_CLASS for details.

get_native_type(direction = h5const$H5T_DIR_ASCEND)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Tget_native_type. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5T_GET_NATIVE_TYPE for details.

get_create_plist()

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Tget_create_plist. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5T_GET_CREATE_PLIST for details.

to_text(lang_type = h5const$H5LT_DDL)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5LTdtype_to_text. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5LT_DTYPE_TO_TEXT for details.

print(...)

Prints information for the groupParameters

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obj_info(remove_internal_use_only = TRUE)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Oget_info. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5O_GET_INFO for details.

get_obj_name()

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Iget_name. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5I_GET_NAME for details.

create_attr(attr_name, robj = NULL, dtype = NULL, space = NULL)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Acreate2. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5A_CREATE2 for details.

attr_open(attr_name)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Aopen. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5A_OPEN for details.

create_attr_by_name(attr_name, obj_name, robj = NULL, dtype = NULL, space = NULL, link_access_pl = h5const$H5P_DEFAULT)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Acreate_by_name. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5A_CREATE_BY_NAME for details.

attr_open_by_name(attr_name, obj_name, link_access_pl = h5const$H5P_DEFAULT)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Aopen_by_name. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5A_OPEN_BY_NAME for details.

attr_open_by_idx(n, obj_name, idx_type = h5const$H5_INDEX_NAME, order = h5const$H5_ITER_NATIVE, link_access_pl = h5const$H5P_DEFAULT)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Aopen_by_idx. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5A_OPEN_BY_IDX for details.

attr_exists_by_name(attr_name, obj_name, link_access_pl = h5const$H5P_DEFAULT)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Aexists_by_name. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5A_EXISTS_BY_NAME for details.

attr_exists(attr_name)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Aexists. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5A_EXISTS for details.

attr_rename_by_name(old_attr_name, new_attr_name, obj_name, link_access_pl = h5const$H5P_DEFAULT)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Arename_by_name. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5A_RENAME_BY_NAME for details.

attr_rename(old_attr_name, new_attr_name)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Arename. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5A_RENAME for details.

attr_delete(attr_name)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Adelete. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5A_DELETE for details.

attr_delete_by_name(attr_name, obj_name, link_access_pl = h5const$H5P_DEFAULT)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Adelete_by_name. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5A_DELETE_BY_NAME for details.

attr_delete_by_idx(n, obj_name, idx_type = h5const$H5_INDEX_NAME, order = h5const$H5_ITER_NATIVE, link_access_pl = h5const$H5P_DEFAULT)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Adelete_by_idx. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5A_DELETE_BY_IDX for details.

attr_info_by_name(attr_name, obj_name, link_access_pl = h5const$H5P_DEFAULT)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Aget_info_by_name. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5A_GET_INFO_BY_NAME for details.

attr_info_by_idx(n, obj_name, idx_type = h5const$H5_INDEX_NAME, order = h5const$H5_ITER_NATIVE, link_access_pl = h5const$H5P_DEFAULT)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Aget_info_by_idx. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5A_GET_INFO_BY_IDX for details.

attr_name_by_idx(n, obj_name, idx_type = h5const$H5_INDEX_NAME, order = h5const$H5_ITER_NATIVE, link_access_pl = h5const$H5P_DEFAULT)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Aget_name_by_idx. Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5A_GET_NAME_BY_IDX for details.

attr_get_number()

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Aget_num_attrs. Please see the documentation at https://support.hdfgroup.org/HDF5/doc/RM/RM_H5A.html#Annot-NumAttrs for details.

create_reference(name = ".", space = NULL)

This function implements the HDF5-API function H5Rcreate. If space=NULL then a H5R_OBJECT reference is created, otherwise a H5R_DATASET_REGION reference Please see the documentation at https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/HDF5/H5R_CREATE for details.

Examples

my_int <- h5types$H5T_NATIVE_INT my_int$to_text()
#> [1] "H5T_STD_I32LE"
my_int$get_size()
#> [1] 4
# Show how to commit a datatype fname <- tempfile(fileext = ".h5") file <- H5File$new(fname, mode = "a") my_int$is_committed()
#> [1] FALSE
file$commit("my_int", my_int) my_int$is_committed()
#> [1] TRUE
# can now also add attributes h5attr(my_int, "test") <- "A string" h5attributes(my_int)
#> $test #> [1] "A string" #>
file$close_all() file.remove(fname)
#> [1] TRUE