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4.0.0 Using the Data Source Chooser
The Data Source Chooser is used to load data sets into the IDV.
Data Source Chooser Window
The Data Source Chooser has tabs for selecting the different types of data that the IDV can display. Let's examine the features of this pane.
  1. Start the IDV Show popup
  2. Open the Data Source Chooser. Show popup
  3. There is a tab for loading in each of the types of data that the IDV supports. Click through each of the tabs to see what is there. We will examine each tab in more detail in the subsequent exercises.
  4. For the purposes of this section, we will load in a netCDF file of Eta model data from disk. Click on the Files tab.
  5. Use the File selector chooser to navigate to the /data/idv/grids directory.
    images/DataSourceChooser.gif
  6. Select the sample_eta_grid.nc file and click the Add Source button.
  7. At this point, the IDV reads in enough metadata from the data source to populate the fields in the Field Selector.
  8. Now, we'll look at the Field Selector.

 


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