Problem with DataReferenceImp.setData()


we are having a problem which involves a data reference
being used for a UnionSet, and then for a FlatField.

When the data reference's setData() is initially passed a
UnionSet, the data is displayed.  Sometime later, the
data reference's setData() is called again, but this time
a FlatField is passed to it.

The results are inconsistant.  Sometimes the FlatField
is displayed, and sometimes it isn't.

Attached is a sample program (
which illustrates the problem.

You can run it in 2 ways:

> java DataRefBug
- will display the UnionSet data first (a cross).  Click on
 the "Change Data" button, and the data reference's
 setData() is passed a FlatField.  In all our tests, the
 visad window goes black, and the FlatField is not shown.


> javaDataRefBug 0
- will display the FlatField first.  Click on the "Change Data"
  button, and the data reference's setData() is passed a
  UnionSet.  In all our tests, this works and the UnionSet
  data is shown.

You can continue to click the "Change Data" button to cycle
between the UnionSet data and the FlatField data.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Why does the display correctly update when the FlatField
is shown first and not when the UnionSet is shown first?

Jim Koutsovasilis
Bureau of Meteorology, Australia


// Java
import java.awt.BorderLayout;
import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
import java.awt.event.ActionListener;
import java.rmi.RemoteException;
import javax.swing.JButton;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JPanel;

// VisAD
import visad.DataReferenceImpl;
import visad.Display;
import visad.FlatField;
import visad.FunctionType;
import visad.Gridded2DDoubleSet;
import visad.RealTupleType;
import visad.RealType;
import visad.ScalarMap;
import visad.Set;
import visad.UnionSet;
import visad.VisADException;
import visad.java3d.DisplayImplJ3D;

 * Replicates the bug where changing a data reference's data does not
 * result in the data being re-drawn.
public class DataRefBug 

        private DisplayImplJ3D display;
        private DataReferenceImpl dataRef;
        private FunctionType functionType;
        private boolean showingCross;

        public DataRefBug(final boolean startWithCross)
                throws VisADException, RemoteException

                display = new DisplayImplJ3D("display");
                display.addMap(new ScalarMap(RealType.Latitude, Display.YAxis));
                display.addMap(new ScalarMap(RealType.Longitude,

                final RealTupleType domainType

                final RealType rangeType = RealType.getRealType("height");
                functionType = new FunctionType(domainType, rangeType);
                display.addMap(new ScalarMap(rangeType, Display.RGBA));

                dataRef = new DataReferenceImpl("data_ref");

                if (startWithCross) {
                } else {
                showingCross = startWithCross;

                JFrame frame = new JFrame();
                final JPanel panel = new JPanel(new BorderLayout());

                panel.add(display.getComponent(), BorderLayout.CENTER);

                final JButton button = new JButton("Change Data");
                button.addActionListener(new ButtonListener());
                panel.add(button, BorderLayout.SOUTH);

                frame.setSize(500, 500);

        } // DataRefBug.DataRefBug()

        private Set createCross() throws VisADException

                final RealTupleType type = RealTupleType.LatitudeLongitudeTuple;
                final Gridded2DDoubleSet [] sets = new Gridded2DDoubleSet[2];
                final double [][] samples = new double[2][2];

                samples[0][0] = 1; 
                samples[1][0] = -1;
                samples[0][1] = -1;
                samples[1][1] = 1;
                sets[0] = new Gridded2DDoubleSet(type, samples, 2);

                samples[0][0] = -1;
                samples[1][0] = -1;
                samples[0][1] = 1;
                samples[1][1] = 1;
                sets[1] = new Gridded2DDoubleSet(type, samples, 2);

                return new UnionSet(sets);

        } // DataRefBug.createCross()

        private class ButtonListener implements ActionListener

                public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent event)
                        try {
                                if (showingCross) {
                                } else {
                                showingCross = !showingCross;
                        } catch (VisADException ex) {
                        } catch (RemoteException ex) {

                } // ButtonListener.actionPerformed()

        } // class DataRefBug.ButtonListener()

        private FlatField createField() throws VisADException, RemoteException

                return FlatField.makeField1(functionType, -1, 1, 10, -1, 1, 20);

        } // DataRefBug.createField()

        public static final void main(String [] args)
                throws VisADException, RemoteException

                boolean startWithCross = true;
                if (args.length > 0) {
                        startWithCross = false;

                new DataRefBug(startWithCross);

        } // DataRefBug.main()

} // class DataRefBug
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