>From: "Fingerhut, William A" <address@hidden> >Organization: Lyndon State >Keywords: 200210291605.g9TG5tX06392 McIDAS Fkey Hi Bill, >I 've been alerted to a problem, and come up with the following info. >Mcidas 7.8 >While using the F-Key Menu to contour either surface or upper air data >by specifying the day leads to problems. > >E.g., from the main menu, SF2, F2, F2 brings up the Surface >Contour Plots gui. > >Change the day by typing a new date, click on plot; data for today is >plotted -- wrong day is used. >Change the day using the gui's menu, same result. I just verified this in v2002 also. >E.g., similar steps but using upper air data. >From the main menu, SF7, F2, F3, F2 brings up the Upper Air Contour >Plots gui. The failure is caused from the same problem. >Change the day by typing 2002301 (yesterday), click on plot; data for >today is plotted -- wrong day is used. Ditto. >Change the day using the gui's menu, same result. Ditto. >Using mcgui or typing a RAOBCON command works fine. Right. The problem is that the script bkgmap.gui is specifying the DAY as a keyword: DAY=... We used to add support for specifying the DAY as both a positional and as a keyword. At some point, I decided to stop modifying the SSEC code to support the DAY=keyword, but I neglected to change the execution of commands in bkgmap.gui. To implement the change, do the following: <login as 'mcidas'> cd mcidas7.8/src <edit bkgmap.gui> change: upcRunCommand "$pgm $parm $level OLAY $time INT=$int DAY=$day MODE=$mode GRIDF=$gfile GRA=$gra SF=YES PRO=$pro OUT=$out GU=GRAPHIC BLANK=$blank" to: upcRunCommand "$pgm $parm $level OLAY $time $day INT=$int MODE=$mode GRIDF=$gfile GRA=$gra SF=YES PRO=$pro OUT=$out GU=GRAPHIC BLANK=$blank" This will have to be done on every machine where McIDAS is installed. Note that ~mcidas/mcidas7.8/src/bkgmap.gui gets linked to ~mcidas/bin/bkgmap.gui. If you decide to edit the file on one machine and then copy it to all other machines, you will need to insure that the link between the new copy in ~mcidas/mcidas7.8/src and the one in ~mcidas/bin is preserved. Since I am moving away from the Fkey menu (in fact I am not doing any development on it at all anymore), I am not excited about creating a new addendum for v7.8x. I will probably roll this change into v2002, however. >Back in the trenches, Bill Me too! Thanks for the bug report. Tom
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