Szip is an implementation of the extended-Rice lossless compression algorithm suitable for use with scientific data. It is provided as part of HDF5 and later, and achieves higher compression ratios than gzip.

Versions and Availability

Module Names for szip on smic
Machine Version Module Name
smic 2.1 szip/2.1/GCC-4.9.0
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Szip is a stand-alone library that is configured as an optional filter in HDF5. Depending on which Szip library is used (encoder enabled or decode-only), an HDF5 application can create, write, and read datasets compressed with Szip compression, or can only read datasets compressed with Szip. For detailed usage information, please refer to the links in the Resources section.


Last modified: June 29 2015 13:18:29.