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Access HDF5 content from HDF Scalable Data Service

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

This package provides functionality for reading data from HDF Scalable Data Service from within R. The HSDSArray function bridges from HSDS to the user via the DelayedArray interface. Bioconductor manages an open HSDS instance graciously provided by John Readey of the HDF Group.

Author: Samuela Pollack [aut], Shweta Gopaulakrishnan [aut], BJ Stubbs [aut], Alexey Sergushichev [aut], Vincent Carey [cre, aut]

Maintainer: Vincent Carey <stvjc at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("rhdf5client")):


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


For older versions of R, please refer to the appropriate Bioconductor release.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

HSDSArray DelayedArray backend HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews DataImport, Infrastructure, Software
Version 1.26.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.6 (R-3.4) (6.5 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 3.6), methods, DelayedArray
Imports httr, rjson, utils, data.table
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