Adaptive Entropy Coding library


Libaec provides fast lossless compression of 1 up to 32 bit wide signed or unsigned integers (samples). The library achieves best results for low entropy data as often encountered in space imaging instrument data or numerical model output from weather or climate simulations. The libraries replaces the Szip-library, where usage was limited by a copyright. Read more.

The library is used by the HDF5 library and the ecCodes tools.


Loading the module defines PATH to a binary aec for data compression of single files.See aec --help for details.

LD_RUN_PATH, LIBRARY_PATH and similar shell variables are defined to support linking the aec library.
See details on available version with module avail aec.


After unpacking, autotools have to be enabled. The aec library is build for intel and gnu compilers.