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BD5 file format

What is BD5?

BD5 (Biological Dynamics HDF5) is an open binary format for representing quantitative data of biological dynamics. It is based on HDF5 (https://support.hdfgroup.org/HDF5/) which is developed by thhe HDF Group open source consortium. HDF5 is a data model, library, and file format for storing and managing data. Therefore, all the open source tools available for accessing and retrieving HDF5 are also applicable to BD5.

Overivew of BD5

BD5 file is organized into two primary structures, datasets and groups. Datasets are array-like or table objects that can store numerical data. Groups are hiearchical containers that can store datasets and other groups. See Figure below.


Representing different entities


Representing dimension and temporal data


Examples and tools to access BD5

Details and examples of accessing BD5 can be found on Github https://github.com/openssbd/BDML-BDML5