CFD General Notation System
ADF is the database manager which underlies CGNS. This document defines the structure of an ADF file, and describes in detail the ADF Core, a library of low-level routines used to store and retrieve data in an ADF file.
The PDF form of the ADF User's Guide (498K, 128 pages) was created using pdfTeX and the hyperref package, and is designed to be printed. The PDF file may be viewed and/or printed using a variety of freely available software packages, including Acrobat Reader , GhostScript , and xpdf . The HTML form is designed for interactive use, and the contents are listed below.
The complete ADF User's Guide in HTML form is also available for installation on a local system. This is a gzip'ed tar file (57K, 318K gunzip'ed), and may be downloaded by clicking on the link while holding down the shift key, assuming your browser supports this capability. A dialogue box will appear for you to specify the directory and file name. To unpack the contents, do
gunzip -c adf.tar.gz | tar xvf -The files will be extracted and stored in the directory adf. Point your browser to the local file adf/index.html to display the ADF User's Guide home page. Note that this does not include the PDF form of the manual. Note also that some links, to other manuals, etc., may not work.