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WXP version 6 Release Notes

Latest Version 6.74.6
Dec 2022

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Version 6.70 (Mar 2015)

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Version 6.69.2 (Nov 2014)

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Version 6.69 (Oct 2013)

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Version 6.68.5 (Aug 2013)

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Version 6.68 (Feb 2013)

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Version 6.67.2 (Jan 2013)

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Version 6.67.2 (Dec 2012)

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Version 6.67.1 (May 2012)

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Version 6.66 (Oct 2011)

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Version 6.64 (Aug 2010)

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Version 6.63 (Apr 2010)

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Version 6.62 (Dec 2009)

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Version 6.61.2 (Oct 2009)

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Version 6.61 (Sep 2009)

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Version 6.60 (Aug 2009)

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Version 6.59 (Jun 2009)

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Version 6.57 (Mar 2009)


Version 6.56 (Dec 2008)


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Version 6.54 (Oct 2008)


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Version 6.52 (Jul 2008)


Version 6.47.1 (Jun 2007)


Version 6.47 (Jun 2007)


Version 6.46 (May 2007 - first operational release)


Version 6A37 (Jun 2006)

In an effort to continue to work on the new object oriented version of WXP.  About 70% of the WXP library is now rewritten in C++.  WXP6 will have a different look and feel in that monolithic programs like sfcwx, rad and grbcalc go away.  WXP6 eliminates the need for wxploop as plotting can be directly scripted. But WXP6 programs can still plot to a wxploop window for backward compatibility. 

Plotting as objects

WXP6 uses a simple object for plotting, not a monolithic program.  Resources can still be set through a function interface or by using the old resource settings.  Objects are initialized using the WXP resource settings.

Plot and Figure objects

WXP6 has a Plot and Figure object. Plot is used when a simple plot is needed.  This is ideal for outputing to GIF images.  The Figure object will cause the plot to act more like WXP5 with rescaling, zoom and query capabilities.

Perl and Python interfaces

WXP6 is scriptable using Perl and Python.  This will replace the need for complex scripts like we have today with WXP5.  Objects can be created in these scripting environments and reused.

Perl example Python example
#! /usr/bin/perl

use WXP;

$domstr = "ne";

WXP::Prog::readResrcFile( "sfcmap", "/home/wxp/etc" );

$sat = WXP::SatPlot->new;
$sat->setNameConv( "sat_ir_nc" );
$sat->setColorTable( "sat.clr" );
$sat->setColorFill( "0-50" );

$rad = WXP::SatPlot->new;
$rad->setPath( "/mnt/penndot/wxp/data:/home/wxp/nwstg/mosaic" );
$rad->setInput( "imgz" );
$rad->setNameConv( "rad_wmos" );
$rad->setColorTable( "radar.clr" );
$rad->setColorFill( "wradmos1.cfl" );
$rad->setParam( "cutoff:1:15:25" );

$frt = WXP::FrontPlot->new;

$sfc = WXP::SfcPlot->new;
$sfc->setVariable("all");

$data = WXP::Datum->new;
$dplot = WXP::DatumPlot->new;

$domain = WXP::Domain->new;

WXP::DomainTool::set( $domain, $domstr );
#
#  Set up map
#
$map = WXP::MapPlot->new;
$map->setMapFiles( "fi:cnty.mpl" );
#
#  Open new plot
#
$plot = WXP::Plot->new;
$plot->open( "de=d,ge=1024x768" );
$plot->setDomain( $domain );
$sat->draw( $plot );
$rad->draw( $plot );
$frt->draw( $plot );
$map->draw( $plot );
$sfc->draw( $plot );
$data->set( 40.05491, -75.51085, WXP::Datum::MARK, "+", "co=white" );
$dplot->draw( $plot, $data );
$plot->drawBorder();
$plot->drawLabels();
$plot->manage();
#! /usr/bin/python

import WXP

domstr = "ne"

WXP.Prog.readResrcFile( "sfcmap", "/home/wxp/etc" )

sat = WXP.SatPlot()
sat.setNameConv( "sat_ir_nc" )
sat.setColorTable( "sat.clr" )
sat.setColorFill( "0-50" )

rad = WXP.SatPlot()
rad.setPath( "/mnt/penndot/wxp/data:/home/wxp/nwstg/mosaic" )
rad.setInput( "imgz" )
rad.setNameConv( "rad_wmos" )
rad.setColorTable( "radar.clr" )
rad.setColorFill( "wradmos1.cfl" )
rad.setParam( "cutoff:1:15:25" )

frt = WXP.FrontPlot()

sfc = WXP.SfcPlot()
sfc.setVariable("all")

data = WXP.Datum()
dplot = WXP.DatumPlot()

domain = WXP.Domain()

WXP.DomainTool.decode( domain, domstr )
#
#  Set up map
#
map = WXP.MapPlot()
map.setMapFiles( "fi:cnty.mpl" )
#
#  Open new plot
#
plot = WXP.Plot()
plot.open( "de=d,ge=1024x768" )
plot.setDomain( domain )
sat.draw( plot )
rad.draw( plot )
frt.draw( plot )
map.draw( plot )
sfc.draw( plot )
data.set( 40.05491, -75.51085, WXP.Datum.MARK, "+", "co=white" )
dplot.draw( plot, data )
plot.drawBorder()
plot.drawLabels()
plot.manage()

Low level programming

This will allow the user to access the WXP library and do more with the data. The hope here is to eliminate the problems associated with monolithic programs.  You can read in raw files and plot them how you want them rather than burying the plotting attributes in the raw file.  DatumPlot allows you to add annotation without having to create a raw file.  A new ImagePlot object will allow you to read in images with imbedded projection information and display them.  The MapPlot object will use "mdb" files to plot specific pieces of map data including filled in areas such as specific counties or zones. 


Version 6.A18 (Feb 2005)

GRIB2 additions

Added support for DRS templates 1,2 and 3 to handle NDFD grids.  Added support for DRS template 40 (same as 40000 for Jpeg2000 compression).  Changed the grid type specification for lat-lon grids to be more representative of the actual values.  Added support for Mercator grids.  Added support for "max" and "min" time ranges in GRIB2.

Added support for multiple grids in a single product.  CONDUIT grids put U and V wind in the same GRIB2 product.

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