For us, when we are in operational mode, GARP is quicker and easier to use. It is also a bit easier to configure the model selections in GARP...just my opinion. The nts save feature in NMAP2 is very good though, and we use it's drawing functions as well. Let's just say they compliment each other. One big advantage GARP has is easy distance measuring capability. NMAP2 only lets you determine distance from set locations. -----Original Message----- From: gembud-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of pmanousos@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Mon 1/31/2011 9:43 PM To: gembud@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: [gembud] Whither GARP? Or withered GARP? Hi. Doesn't NMAP and its restore files provide the same, and if not, more functionality than GARP and its macros (and so too with NSHARP vs GARP)? Don't get me wrong, I used to use GARP heavily, so perhaps I am missing more "recent" improvements that makes it an equivalent to NMAP2. But it seemed to me that somewhere in the early 2000's, NMAP2 began to far exceed GARP in terms of display capabilities and functionality. Pete -----gembud-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: ----- To: ktyle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, gembud@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx From: Frank Marsik <marsik@xxxxxxxxx> Sent by: gembud-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Date: 01/31/2011 10:04PM Subject: Re: [gembud] Whither GARP? Or withered GARP? Kevin: I use GARP extenstively in my courses here at U-MI, as well. GEMPAK itself seems to provide the best option for scripting/creating images for our electronic map room, as well as for graphics included in publications and reports. While IDV has great flexibility in terms of reading in datafiles from a number of different formats (such as not needing to convert netcdf files to gempak format for plotting), GEMPAK and GARP are still hard to beat. Perhaps I just need to spend more time learning IDV. Grin. peace, Frank Marsik Dept. of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences University of Michigan _______________________________________________ gembud mailing list gembud@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx For list information or to unsubscribe, visit: http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/mailing_lists/ ----------------------------------------- The information contained in this message is intended only for the personal and confidential use of the recipient(s) named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or an agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this document in error and that any review, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately, and delete the original message.