Re: Vis5D data on NT

Doug,
 
I doubt that anyone has ported the Vis5D native code to NT.
It probably wouldn't be too difficult, but there's another
possible approach, if you have access to a Solaris system
somwhere running VisAD.
 
That is to use the SpreadSheet as a file converter.  Running
on Solaris with the Vis5D native code compiled, import the
Vis5D file ('Import data...' under 'File'), and then export
it as either a netCDF file ('Export data to netCDF...' under
'File') or as a serialized VisAD data object
('Export serialized data...' under'File').  Then you can
read the netCDF or serialized file on NT.  If you create
a serialized data object, make sure you are running exactly
the same VisAD source code on both machines (we have not
added serial version IDs to VisAD's Serialized classes yet).
Probably the best bet is a netCDF file.  If you are very
ambitious, you can probably create a server running on
Solaris that reads Vis5D files, communicating with a client
running on NT.  But of course all this assumes access to a
Solaris system.
 
I am sorry to say that visad.data.vis5d.Vis5DForm does not
import the geo-location information from Vis5D files, and
times are relative (seconds since the first time step).  One
of these days we'll write a proper Vis5D file importer in
Java.
 
Cheers,
Bill
 
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