Hi Stu, Just following up to see if this is resolved. Kludging the date (say turning years into seconds) sounds like what you did and I cannot offer a better suggestion. -Julien > Jeff, > > I can get the IDV to show an animation sequence with times > 300 Ma using > integer million years rather than years. A > sample ximg file is attached. > > Of course this would only allow synchronized views with other data files with > the same approach. That is ok presumably > since I can't see a need to synchronize ancient plates with weather radar for > example. > > Stuart Wier > > > Unidata IDV Support wrote: > > Hi Stu, > > The funny thing is I was just talking with Dave Carlson about the geo vs > > atm stuff and mentioned that the GEON IDV handled small speeds and big > > times just fine. > > > > The problem is that in Java dates are stored in a long. The minimum date is: > > 292269055 BC > > > > SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy G"); > > Date date = new Date(Long.MIN_VALUE); > > System.err.println(sdf.format(date)); > > > > I really don't know a work around for this. > > > > -Jeff > > > > > > Ticket Details > > =================== > > Ticket ID: ECZ-905264 > > Department: Support IDV > > Priority: Normal > > Status: Open > > > > Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: ECZ-905264 Department: Support IDV Priority: Normal Status: Closed
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