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A web paradigm for the development, distribution, education and training of scientific software tools. Sylvia Murphy. National Center for Atmospheric Research. Purpose. To share with laboratories with whom we work, and with whom we share a similar mission.

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a web paradigm for the development distribution education and training of scientific software tools

A web paradigm for the development, distribution, education and training of scientific software tools

Sylvia Murphy

National Center for Atmospheric Research

purpose

Purpose

To share with laboratories with whom we work, and with whom we share a similar mission.

To see how you are solving our common issues.

outline
Outline
  • History and user base
  • What is NCL?
  • Web site structure
  • Web site growth
  • Profiler and data access
  • Training programs
  • Challenges
user base
User Base
  • Geographically diverse
  • Wide spectrum of computer skills
  • Wide spectrum of scientific skills
  • Multiple platforms
    • Unix/Linux/Aix/IRIX
    • HP alphas
    • PC
  • Multiple browsers
a quick note about ncl
A quick note about NCL
  • Interpreted computer language
  • Free
  • Robust file handling
  • 400+ data processing functions
  • High quality graphics
  • Can link to FORTRAN
  • Supported

http://ngwww.ucar.edu/ncl/

advantages of the web
Advantages of the Web
  • 24/7 global access
  • Permanent repository of examples
  • Can grow with the software
  • Cheap compared to hardcopy documents
  • Can be “discovered”
web structure
Web Structure
  • Context-sensitive job assistance
    • Examples
    • Reference pages
    • Downloadable users manuals
  • User community interaction
    • ncl-talk
    • workshops
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Polygons

skew-t.ncl

Wind Rose

Histograms

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example pages
Example Pages

Examples 1-8

downloadable user manuals
Downloadable User Manuals
  • pdf format
  • Multiple modules
  • Short but sweet
issues
Issues
  • A lot of stuff just doesn’t work on Unix
    • Herr menus
    • Local links within tables
  • Users wanted universal navigation
  • Frames caused problems with small screens
  • New users can’t find us from division pages
profiler
Profiler
  • Python is the CGI base
  • NCL/python module creates plots
  • Data must reside on local server
  • Required cookies
  • CGI security an issue
computer based training
Computer Based Training
  • Learn NCL with individual topics
  • Dynamic
  • Interactive
  • Test knowledge
challenges
Challenges
  • Lack of standards
  • Lack of in vesture by leadership
    • $$
    • emphasis
  • Generation gap
  • Unix environment
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Government laboratories can significantly benefit from innovative use of the internet
  • It is a powerful medium in which to disseminate ideas and data
  • Many are not up to standard
  • Collective clout

http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/csm/support

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