Envision release


This message is being sent to announce the availability of Envision
version 0.1 beta by anonymous FTP.

Envision is an interactive system for the management and visualization
of large scientific data sets.  It currently runs on UNIX workstations
under X/Motif, manages data stored in netCDF files, and does
visualization using NCSA XImage, NCSA Collage, and IDL.

Envision is public domain software and is now available by anonymous
FTP.  The primary ftp site for Envision is vista.atmos.uiuc.edu in
pub/envision.  A secondary FTP site is csrp.tamu.edu.  Included in
this release are binaries for IBM RS6000 (on which it is developed),
HP, Sun, and SGI, as well as source and make files.  Complete
documentation, along with samples of data and Envision projects are
also provided.  Envision is software currently undergoing development
and this is our first beta test release.  We request your help in
reporting any bugs you find to envision@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.  We also
welcome your suggestions for Envision's improvement.

Envision is being jointly developed at the Department of Atmospheric
Sciences at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the
Department of Meteorology at Texas A&M University.  Funding for this
project is from NASA's Applied Information Systems Research Program.

The principal investigators for the Envision project are Ken Bowman,
John Walsh, and Bob Wilhelmson.  Envision was written by Keith
Searight, David Wojtowicz, and Sridhar Pathi, with minor contributions
by Ken Bowman.  In addition, the project has been assisted by the
staff at National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

Keith Searight, Research Programmer             keith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Univ. of Illinois, Atmospheric Sciences                 Ph. (217) 333-8132
105 S. Gregory Ave., Urbana, IL  61801                  Fax (217) 244-4393

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