This document describes the Advanced Scientific Data Format (ASDF), pronounced AZ-diff.
This document is a work in progress and does not represent a released version of the ASDF standard.
This is the Advanced Scientific Data Format - if you are looking for the Adaptable Seismic Data Format, go here: http://seismic-data.org/
A paper, ASDF: A new data format for astronomy about ASDF has been published in Astronomy and Computing:
Greenfield, P., Droettboom, M., & Bray, E. (2015). ASDF: A new data format for Astronomy. Astronomy and Computing. (In press). doi:10.1016/j.ascom.2015.06.004
There is also a print version of this document.