Re: [idvusers] Best way to automatically assemble data for viewing in IDV?

Christopher Lynnes wrote:
I want to write a script to pull in and subset a bunch of different data files into an assemblage for a particular event (e.g. volcanic eruption). Of course, I can just stick them in their own directory to make it easy to import them, but is there any advantage to having my script create, say, a local THREDDS catalog for them?
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Hi Christopher,
You can create a thredds catalog that lists data on a local disk and just use that catalog in the IDV's catalog chooser.

Here's the documentation on catalogs:
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/projects/THREDDS/tech/catalog/InvCatalogSpec.html

-Jeff