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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:43 pm 
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I'm translating some DA map building processes from menu driven control to script. Everything is working fine with 1 exception: Can't find the script control in the manual for selecting Windplot: Medium Vectors.
Anyone know how to do this?

Also, I want to insert comments in the script, so any old Joe can understand what's going on if I should not be here & there's a problem. Didn't see any method of comment insertion in the docs for scripting.

Finally, is there a method to use alternative data sources if the default data source is unavailable or offline?

I use METAR data from Albany,... http://www.atmos.albany.edu/weather/data1/surface/sao/@Y@M@D@H_sao.wmo, but if Albany should be temporarily offline, is there a way for the script to test/measure the data filesize or something & then determine to use SourceB (like FSU), & if SourceB is bad, use SourceC (NWS) or something?

Any help much appreciated,

John Webb


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 3:39 am 
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John,

I don't think it's possible to plot the wind grid with medium vectors using scripting.

For commenting, you must use a semicolon at the beginning of the line.

Also, there is no way to verify the data source is good using scripting. Your best bet is to just find a very reliable source and depend on it. I have found all of the data from College of DuPage to be extremely reliable (COD).

HTH,

Grant


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 4:59 pm 
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Seems like you should be able to script Windplot\Medium Vectors... perhaps not the data source selection thing, but Windplot\Medium Vectors seems like it would be a given for script control. Perhaps something undocumented...

Tim, you out there?...


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