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Message 20709 - Posted: 24 Feb 2006, 8:00:53 UTC

I like looking at the model it spits out on display. I have seen that it has tons of options. One of these options allows you to record the visuals. one problem im running into is that when i have it record it records aparently fine but then when i play back i see random non sequential time progression. so i see a few time steps that look continuous (expected) but then i see one thats totally different then it jumps back. I LOVE THESE features that let me see and interact with the model so much. it is much more fun to do a model that you can interact with and see its progress.
If you know any possible causes i would like to know whats happening. but if your too busy dont bother working on this. its a minor deal.
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Message 20718 - Posted: 24 Feb 2006, 12:42:26 UTC

The playback uses whatever files have been stored. So if you enable recording for 2 separate time preiods it will display them sequentially. Playback continues in a continuous loop until you disable it. It also uses a lot of processing power - model calculations drop to a virtual standstill.

The recording is made in the files Projects/climateprediction.net/{result_name}/tmp/{result_name}_{timestep}.cpdn and they eat up disk space very quickly!
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Message 20780 - Posted: 27 Feb 2006, 0:02:55 UTC - in response to Message 20718.  

The playback uses whatever files have been stored. So if you enable recording for 2 separate time preiods it will display them sequentially. Playback continues in a continuous loop until you disable it. It also uses a lot of processing power - model calculations drop to a virtual standstill.

The recording is made in the files Projects/climateprediction.net/{result_name}/tmp/{result_name}_{timestep}.cpdn and they eat up disk space very quickly!

I only have one model so I dont see how it could display 2 seperate time periods. I have noticed that it does take a lot of disk space and for right now thats fine. I know that the researchers would prefer me to just sit here and let my computer compute but I probably wouldnt be interested in doing this unless i got to see something interesting. Thats one reason why i dislike the LHC Project. I am going to try deleting some of those files to see if i get that problem again. I have only one idea as to why it might be doing that so im going to test it.
Ill be back if I still dont understand it.

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Message 21193 - Posted: 10 Mar 2006, 23:54:41 UTC

And also uses up a huge amount of disk space. Something like half a terabyte if you record the whole model? (figure may be wrong, its just a vague memory).
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Message 21196 - Posted: 11 Mar 2006, 6:27:03 UTC - in response to Message 21193.  

And also uses up a huge amount of disk space. Something like half a terabyte if you record the whole model? (figure may be wrong, its just a vague memory).


I still say it\'s fun to look at and see how things change in the model. Another thing that could be implimented is a text file that allows you to decide how often you want to record the data. I just deleted 4 out of every 5 files from the thousands of files I had it record. It still shows me what I am curious about. But I\'m still curious what causes the problem I outlined earlier.

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