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hendric at ucar.edu
2017-03-15 10:35:23 -0600 (Wed, 15 Mar 2017)
adding the getting started document.

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+<title>DART Manhattan Release Notes</title>
+<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="doc.css" />
+<link href="../images/dart.ico" rel="shortcut icon" />
+<a name="TOP"></a>
+<h1>DART Manhattan Release Notes</h1>
+<table border=0 summary="" cellpadding=5>
+    <td valign=middle>
+    <img src="../images/Dartboard7.png" alt="DART project logo" height=70 />
+    </td>
+    <td>
+       <p>Jump to DART Documentation Main Index 
+       <a href="https://svn-dares-dart.cgd.ucar.edu/DART/branches/rma_trunk/documentation/index.html">Website</a>  
+       or <a href="../index.html">local file</a><br />
+          <small><small>version information for this file: <br />
+          <!-- version tag follows, do not edit -->
+          $Id: documentation/html/Manhattan_release.html 10979 2017-02-01 20:07:34Z thoar at ucar.edu $</small></small>
+       </p></td>
+<a href="#GettingStarted">Getting Started</a> /
+<a href="#Installation">Installation</a> /
+<a href="#Legalese">Terms of Use</a>
+<a name="GettingStarted"></a>
+<h2>Getting Started</h2>
+<h3>What's Required</h3>
+<ol><li>a Fortran 90 compiler</li>
+    <li>a netCDF library including the F90 interfaces</li>
+    <li>the C shell</li>
+    <li>(optional, to run in parallel) an MPI library</li>
+DART has been tested on many Fortran compilers and platforms.
+We don't have any platform-dependent code sections and we use
+only the parts of the language that are portable across all
+the compilers we have access to.
+We explicitly set the Fortran 'kind' for all real values and do
+not rely on autopromotion or other compile-time flags to set the
+default byte size for numbers.
+It is possible that some model-specific interface code from
+outside sources may have specific compiler flag requirements;
+see the documentation for each model.
+The low-order models and all common portions of the DART code 
+compile cleanly.
+<br />
+<br />
+DART uses the 
+<a href="https://www.unidata.ucar.edu/downloads/netcdf/index.jsp">netCDF</a> 
+self-describing data format with a particular metadata convention to 
+describe output that is used to analyze the results of assimilation 
+experiments.  These files have the extension <em class=file>.nc</em> 
+and can be read by a number of standard data analysis tools. 
+<br />
+<br />
+Since most of the models being used with DART are 
+written in Fortran and run on various UNIX or *nix platforms, the
+development environment for DART is highly skewed to these machines.
+We do most of our development on a small linux workstation and a mac laptop
+running OSX 10.x, and we have an extensive test network.
+(I've never built nor run DART on a Windows machine - so I don't even
+know if it's possible. If you have run it (under Cygwin?) please let me
+know how it went -- I'm curious.  Tim - thoar 'at' ucar 'dot ' edu)
+<h3>What's nice to have</h3>
+<strong>ncview</strong>: DART users have used 
+<a href="http://meteora.ucsd.edu/~pierce/ncview_home_page.html">ncview</a> 
+to create graphical displays of output data fields. The 2D rendering is
+good for 'quick-look' type uses, but I wouldn't want to publish with it.
+<br /><br />
+<strong>NCO</strong>: The <a href="http://nco.sourceforge.net">NCO</a> tools 
+are able to perform operations on netCDF files like concatenating, slicing, 
+and dicing.<br /><br />
+<strong>Matlab</strong>&reg;: A set of 
+<a href="http://www.mathworks.com/">Matlab&reg;</a> scripts designed to 
+produce graphical diagnostics from DART. netCDF output files are also part
+of the DART project.<br /><br />
+<strong>MPI</strong>: The DART system includes an MPI
+option. MPI stands for 'Message Passing Interface', and is both a library and

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