>From: alan anderson <address@hidden> >Organization: St. Cloud State >Keywords: 200009222142.e8MLgOb21234 McIDAS tutorial BLIZZARD ADDE Alan, >While promoting the use of the MCIDAS Learning Guide to >our students, I note that we do not have a copy on any of >our local machines. Using ADDE.UNIDATA.UCAR.EDU is ok, >but can be slow, and we have enough disk space locally. Excellent. >Where can I find a copy of this dataset to transfer up >so that it can be on a local disk? I looked in the web >based copy of the Learning guide, but did not find the >info. I needed. The Blizzard '93 dataset can be found in the compressed tar file learn.data.tar.Z in the data/tutorial directory of our passworded McIDAS FTP account (you should have the user name and password already). Please remember to: o FTP the data in binary mode o change your ADDE setup to point at your local copy of the data files I send out the McIDAS-X distribution configured so that users can put the Blizzard data files in the tutorial subdirectory of ~mcidas/data. Also, my example set of McIDAS file REDIRECTions, ~mcidas/data/EXAMPLE.NAM has entries that locate those files in /home/mcidas/data/tutorial. If your setup matches the recommended default, you should be able to get the BLIZZARD ADDE dataset setup with a minimum of effort: <login as 'mcidas'> cd data/tutorial ftp ftp.unidata.ucar.edu <user> <pass> cd data/tutorial binary get learn.data.tar.Z quit zcat learn.data.tar.Z | tar xvf - rm learn.data.tar.Z cd ~/workdata dataloc.k ADD BLIZZARD waldo.stcloudstate.edu >Thanks >Alan Tom
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