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[IDV #ZTF-373299]: IDV formula failing, unit problems?



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> Here is one way to do it (maybe). Add this to your Jython library
> 
> 
> def fire(rhscrn,tscrn,u10):
> rhscrn = newUnit(rhscrn,"rhscrn","K")
> tscrn = newUnit(tscrn,"tscrn","K")
> u10 = newUnit(u10,"u10","K")
> answer = 2*exp(1.524-0.0345*rhscrn+0.0338*tscrn+0.0234*u10*3.6)
> return answer
> 
> The create a formula. See section 4.2.1 of the workshop material.
> 
> See attached PNG.
> 
> -Julien
> 
> 
> 
> > Hi Julien,
> >
> > Thanks for the feedback.  It seems my assumption that it was an IDV unit 
> > panic were correct.  I don't know of a quick way to simply "change" the 
> > units as you suggest within IDV.  I could do it by modifying the headers I 
> > suppose but for extremely large data sets (the results are typically about 
> > 2 Gb) it becomes problematic and more trouble than its worth, especially 
> > when IDV's main purpose (for most I think) is a quick way to visualise 
> > data.  If you do find a workaround however please let me know.
> >
> > Eventually I'll be scripting some animations with NCL graphics and when it 
> > comes to scripting it wouldn't be a problem as you say to simply rename a 
> > unit.  I could be wrong but I'm fairly sure NCL and other NetCDF capable 
> > software would continue to process an arithmetic formula even if it didn't 
> > understand the units.  It's almost as though a simple "unit panic 
> > exception" needs to be written into IDV so that when it decides "these 
> > units are nonsensical" it thinks "OK, these are the results but I have no 
> > idea what the unit is!" instead of "Oh my I can't deal with this, I need to 
> > stop now, you're on your own!".
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Simon.
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Unidata IDV Support [mailto:address@hidden
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 7:18 AM
> > To: Simon Metcalf
> > Cc: address@hidden
> > Subject: [IDV #ZTF-373299]: IDV formula failing, unit problems?
> >
> > Hi Simon,
> >
> > I can reproduce this problem. I understand that the unit is unitless from 
> > the physics point of view, but the IDV does not see it that way. rhscrn 
> > tscrn and u all have units associated with them which makes the IDV/ViSAD 
> > blow up. I am still looking into a solution / workaround, but that is where 
> > I am at. One way to kludge it, maybe, is to make rhscrn tscrn and u all the 
> > same unit, say temperature.
> >
> > -Julien
> >
> > > Hi Julien,
> > >
> > > I've uploaded the file along with the formula that has the parameter 
> > > names contained in the data so all you have to do is add the formula.  
> > > The formula is not a real variable but a unit-less index that defines the 
> > > relationship between some ground-level prognostics affecting fire danger. 
> > >  I assume this is why it's having unit problems but I could be wrong.  It 
> > > should be able to produce a result even if it can't identify a sensible 
> > > unit.
> > >
> > > 2*exp(1.524-0.0345*rhscrn+0.0338*tscrn+0.0234*u10*3.6)
> > >
> > > Only two time steps are included to keep the file size down.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Simon.
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Unidata IDV Support [mailto:address@hidden
> > > Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 3:44 AM
> > > To: Simon Metcalf
> > > Cc: address@hidden
> > > Subject: [IDV #ZTF-373299]: IDV formula failing, unit problems?
> > >
> > > Hi Simon.
> > >
> > > In order, to better diagnose this problem, would it be possible to
> > > upload the ccam33S147E08km.nc here:
> > > http://motherlode.ucar.edu/repository/alias/idvupload
> > >
> > > Let us know when it is uploaded.
> > >
> > > Also, tell us a bit more about what you are trying to do with these data 
> > > so that we can give you a better answer.
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > -Julien
> > >
> > > > Full Name: Simon Metcalf
> > > > Email Address: address@hidden
> > > > Organization: NSW Rural Fire Service Package Version: 2.9u3 build
> > > > date:2011-01-14 00:05 UTC Operating
> > > > System: Windows XP
> > > > Hardware: Java: home: C:\Program Files\IDV_2.9u3\jre version:
> > > > 1.6.0_20
> > > > j3d:1.5.2 fcs (build4) Description of problem: Creating display:
> > > > Color-Shaded Plan View
> > > > visad.UnitException: visad.UnitException org.python.core.PyException
> > > >
> > > > Hi, I'm having trouble getting IDV to display the following formula:
> > > >
> > > > 2*exp(1.524-0.0345*RH+0.0338*T+0.0234*WS*3.6)
> > > >
> > > > The error above seems to indicate that it's having trouble identifying 
> > > > a correct unit for the results, which is not surprising because the 
> > > > formula is supposed to create a unit-less index value.  Can you assist 
> > > > with identifying the problem with IDV and if there is a workaround 
> > > > solution?
> > > >
> > > > Regards, Simon.
> > > >
> > > > ******************
> > > > Stack trace:
> > > > Traceback (innermost last):
> > > > File "<string>", line 1, in ?
> > > > at visad.RealType.binary(RealType.java:473)
> > > >
> > > > at visad.FunctionType.binary(FunctionType.java:270)
> > > >
> > > > at visad.FunctionType.binary(FunctionType.java:270)
> > > >
> > > > at visad.DataImpl.binary(DataImpl.java:138)
> > > >
> > > > at visad.DataImpl.add(DataImpl.java:179)
> > > >
> > > > at visad.DataImpl.__add__(DataImpl.java:1393)
> > > >
> > > > at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
> > > >
> > > > at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
> > > >
> > > > at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
> > > >
> > > > at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > visad.UnitException: visad.UnitException
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Ticket Details
> > > ===================
> > > Ticket ID: ZTF-373299
> > > Department: Support IDV
> > > Priority: Normal
> > > Status: Closed
> > >
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> > Ticket Details
> > ===================
> > Ticket ID: ZTF-373299
> > Department: Support IDV
> > Priority: Normal
> > Status: Open
> >
> >
> 


Ticket Details
===================
Ticket ID: ZTF-373299
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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