File Formats

This page describes file formats used throughout this site and provides some tools to convert between them.

Simulation data

AHF

  • Used mainly in | AMIGA, AHF.
  • Read/write routines and file format information | here
  • Converters |

ALENS

  • Used mainly in | The cusp/core test
  • Read/write routines and file format information | here
  • Converters | this ASCII file format is easy to read, so this should not be necessary.

ASCII

  • Used mainly in | Many programs.
  • Read/write routines and file format information | here
  • Converters | this is a generic file format; see individual codes that utilise it for further details.

FITS

  • Used mainly in | Many programs.
  • Read/write routines and file format information | here
  • Converters | this is a generic file format; see individual codes that utilise it for further details. Also see Data Translation Web Service

GADGET

  • Used mainly in | GADGET-2.
  • Read/write routines and file format information | here
  • Converters |

HDF

  • Used mainly in | Enzo, many others.
  • Read/write routines and file format information | here
  • Converters | this is a generic file format; see individual codes that utilise it for further details. Also see Data Translation Web Service

IFrIT

netCDF

  • Alternative file format in | FLASH, widely used in atmospheric research, and thus supported by some visualisation programmes.
  • Read/write routines and file format information | here
  • Converters | this is a generic file format; interface to HDF5 available. Also see Data Translation Web Service

PMCODE

  • Used mainly in | PMCODE.
  • Read/write routines and file format information | here
  • Converters |

RAMSES

  • Used mainly in | RAMSES
  • Read/write routines and file format information |
  • Converters |

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