Re: Start with VisAD ....

Hi David,
 
You should be able to run some of the VisAD example applications.
Make sure that 'java -version' gives you something like
 
  java version "1.2"
  . . .
 
and you may also need to download some sample data files.  If you
download:
 
  ftp://www.ssec.wisc.edu/pub/visad-2.0/images.nc
 
then you should be able to run 'java VerySimple'.  You can also
run 'java visad.ss.SpreadSheet' which will let you load any GIF,
JPEG, netCDF, FITS or McIDAS file (for Vis5D and HDF-EOS you need
native libraries that don't run on NT).  See the VisAD Spread Sheet
web page for instructions.
 
If you have installed Java3D, you can run some demos that use it,
like 'java HSVDisplay' or 'java -mx64m SatDisplay'.
 
VisAD is really designed for software developers, so you might
want to print out the VisAD Developer's Guide, as well as study
the source code of some of the example applications.  Also,
Unidata has a nice archive of this mailing list, and there is the
VisAD README and VisAD FAQ (includes a link for downloading nmake),
all linked from the web page.  If you do download nmake and compile
from source, make sure that your CLASSPATH includes the parent
directory of your visad directory.
 
Cheers,
Bill
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