Re: [gembud] Whither GARP? Or withered GARP?

I have only used GARP a few times, so cannot do an honest compare/contrast
between the two.  What I do know is that NMAP2 is the backbone of
operations at SPC, NHC, AWC, and HPC.  We use it as our primary data
visualization system...with little competition from our other systems.  Of
course, we have a team of IT folks in the back that keep the system
running at its peak.  Over the years, I have been lucky enough to use
several different systems for data analysis.  NMAP2 has a long and steep
learning curve, but its final state is by far the best I have ever used.

John Hart



> 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.
>
>
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> 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
>
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> To: ktyle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, gembud@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> From: Frank Marsik <marsik@xxxxxxxxx>
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> Date: 01/31/2011 10:04PM
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>
> 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
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