>From: "David B. Bukowski" <address@hidden> >Organization: College of DuPage >Keywords: 200011152022.eAFKMBo01525 McIDAS-XCD Dave, >ok followed all steps you sent. Yes 7.6 is the version and RH 6.2 OK. >the patch was the one which allows me to compile the source and all. >Otherwise it gave errors in the Fortran comiles. I still don't know what you are referring to as a patch. In order to compile McIDAS you have to have a Fortran compiler (or a process that imitates a Fortran compiler, like mcfc which runs f2c and gcc to compile Fortran source). It sounds like you have successfully built McIDAS-X, so let's move on. >back to the problem >I got it produsing IDX files into the wrong directory. They are going >into ~/workdata instead of /home/data/mcidas This would be due to you not having setup file REDIRECTions in the mcidas before starting McIDAS-XCD from the LDM. I covered this process in my last email. At this point, you should: <as 'ldm'> o stop your LDM <as 'mcidas'> o redo the steps I outlined before for creating a local copy of EXAMPLE.NAM and editing it to setup REDIRECTions to match your installation: o change directory to data and setup the REDIRECTion template file LOCAL.NAM from the example template file EXAMPLE.NAM cd ~mcidas/data cp EXAMPLE.NAM LOCAL.NAM edit LOCAL.NAM and set the directory locations for the various files (AREA, GRID, MDXX, etc) to be the directory where you want XCD to decoded data Since you mention that your system is creating IDX files in ~mcidas/workdata, it means that you did not setup the REDIRECTions in LOCAL.NAM for XCD files. This is at the end of the file: " XCD files - point to drive that XCD decoders are writing to " *.IDX /var/data/xcd *.IDT /var/data/xcd *.XCD /var/data/xcd IDXALIAS.DAT /var/data/xcd FOUS14.RAP /var/data/xcd FOUS14.RAT /var/data/xcd HRS.SPL /var/data/xcd RAOB.RAP /var/data/xcd RAOB.RAT /var/data/xcd SAOMETAR.RAP /var/data/xcd SAOMETAR.RAT /var/data/xcd SYNOPTIC.RAP /var/data/xcd SYNOPTIC.RAT /var/data/xcd TERMFCST.RAP /var/data/xcd TERMFCST.RAT /var/data/xcd Assuming that the /home/data/mcidas directory is NOT ~mcidas/data, but, rather, it is a directory into which you will decode your data, then the above entries in LOCAL.NAM would need to be changed to: " XCD files - point to drive that XCD decoders are writing to " *.IDX /home/data/mcidas *.IDT /home/data/mcidas *.XCD /home/data/mcidas IDXALIAS.DAT /home/data/mcidas FOUS14.RAP /home/data/mcidas FOUS14.RAT /home/data/mcidas HRS.SPL /home/data/mcidas RAOB.RAP /home/data/mcidas RAOB.RAT /home/data/mcidas SAOMETAR.RAP /home/data/mcidas SAOMETAR.RAT /home/data/mcidas SYNOPTIC.RAP /home/data/mcidas SYNOPTIC.RAT /home/data/mcidas TERMFCST.RAP /home/data/mcidas TERMFCST.RAT /home/data/mcidas Remember to change ALL of the other entires in LOCAL.NAM to match where your data files are to be found! o change directory to ~mcidas/workdata and make the REDIRECTions you just defined active: cd ~/workdata redirect.k REST LOCAL.NAM o at this point, delete all *.IDX, *.IDT, *.XCD, etc (files from the list above) from ~mcidas/workdata: rm *.IDX *.IDT *.XCD IDXALIAS.DAT rm *.RAP *.RAT HRS.SPL o make sure that you have copied the file SCHEMA to the directory in which you want XCD to create data files: cp ~mcidas/data/SCHEMA /home/data/mcidas o make sure that you have defined the McIDAS string XCDDATA: te.k XCDDATA \"/home/data/mcidas o run the XCD configuration BATCH files XCD.BAT and XCDDEC.BAT: batch.k XCD.BAT batch.k XCDDEC.BAT At this point, XCD should be able to run and create output data files. >also there seems to be NO MDXX files being produced. any insight on this >would be helpful. I would guess that you did not setup REDIRECTions before trying to start XCD (either the first time or the second). I would further guess that you did not copy SCHEMA from the McIDAS distribution to the directory in which you want XCD to create data files. >Thanks again Please let me know if the above doesn't help. If need be, I can login and get things moving for you (_after_ you try the steps above). Tom Yoksas
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