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[McIDAS #BZU-651546]: Interesting in McIDAS X Free

Hi Boris,

> I am a student of Dr. Ernesto Caetano, he is assigned to the Department of
> Physical Geography, Institute of Geophysics belonging to the Universidad
> Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Both are working on the investigation of
> mesoscale convective systems in Mexico, using McIDAS, for this reason it is
> necessary to have access to this program.
> I want access to McIDAS X of the Unidata site for use at the University,
> specifically for the research work, required to receive it  master's degree
> in Atmospheric Sciences.
> The use of McIDAS-X, is solely for academic research by graduate students.
> I agree not to redistribute any part of the program.
> LCA. Boris Vladimir Comi Gonzalez
> Centro de Ciencias de la Atmosfera
> Universidad Nacional Autonoma de MÃxico

Very good.  I have added you (email address address@hidden) to the
list of non-.edu users allowed to download Unidata McIDAS.  The procedure
to get the distribution is:

- get your system administrator to create the user 'mcidas' on a *nix
  (Unix or Linux) system.  Make sure that this user is allocated enough
  disk space to download and build Unidata McIDAS-X (at least 500 MB)

- login to your machine as the user 'mcidas'

From a web browser:

- login to the Unidata website using the address that was allowed: 

- go to the Downloads page for McIDAS

- click on the 'v2009 Unix Source Code Distribution' link

- download the following files to the home directory of 'mcidas':


- set execute permission on the script 'mcunpack':

  chmod +x mcunpack

- define the McINST_ROOT environment variable:

  C Shell users:

  setenv McINST_ROOT /home/mcidas       <- assuming that /home/mcidas is the
                                           HOME directory for the user 'mcidas'

  Bourne or BASH users:

  export McINST_ROOT=/home/mcidas

Then follow the instructions for building McIDAS-X found in the Unidata McIDAS
Users Guide:

Unidata HomePage



Documentation and Training

  McIDAS user's guide

Follow the step-by-step instructions in:

Installing McIDAS-X on Unix or Mac OS X Workstations

The instructions in 'Preparing the Workstation' may be pertinent to your systems

The instructions in 'Preparing the McIDAS Account' are aimed at building Unidata

Please let me know if you have any problems accessing the McIDAS distribution
or in building the package.


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Ticket Details
Ticket ID: BZU-651546
Department: Support McIDAS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed

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