Re: [idvusers] Draw particle trajectories

Thank you all for the great tips!

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 5:34 PM, Jong Bor Lee <jongbor@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I have been contacted by a professor who is interested in viewing the
> trajectory of particles under wind currents. The vector field that models
> wind is available and a student is already working in the calculation of the
> trajectory, so the main problem right now is visualization. I was asked
> about this. Is there any functionality in idv that would allow to do this?
>
> After inspecting idv, I wonder if writing a Jython script would be a good
> approach. Is it possible to modify the behaviour of the program so that a
> point is drawn on the map when the mouse is clicked? And then, would it be
> possible to use the Unidata API (as specified in the Javadoc) in order to
> draw this particle moving? Maybe I'm asking too much from jython scripts,
> and this could only be achieved writing a new version of idv?
>
> I should make clear I have only known idv for a few hours. It was the
> professor who introduced me to this program and asked implementing this
> "trajectory viewer". This was conceived as a standalone application, but
> then, it would be a waste of time to implement this from scratch, since idv
> has enough tools for visualization and he uses idv most of the time.
>
> All suggestions are welcome.
>
> Best regards,
> Jong Bor Lee.
>