[GRASS-dev] TclTk animator finished - replaces xganim
michael.barton at asu.edu
Fri Sep 14 11:33:40 EDT 2007
On 9/14/07 3:28 AM, "Hamish" <hamish_nospam at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> - why is there an Apply button?
>> So you can set and change files to animate without closing the map select
> Would you ever really do that in practice (selectively add/remove frames)?
> To me 99% of the time Apply buttons seem like unneeded clutter & confusing.
> then I don't like to work with a half dozen windows open at the same time for
> single app., so maybe just a reflection of my preference. The "GPSMan"
> was aweful for this, and I've got similar issues with the tcl gis.m-- but no
> better ideas about how to do it so I try to keep quiet about it. (Old version
> of star|open office was annoying in the other extreme of everything in 1
Of course I've only tested this with hypothetical data so far--though I'll
be using real simulation output in the next few days.
But it was actually testing and resting to make me think of a possible
workflow where "apply" is useful. For example...
Look at rast1 - rast99 series output
How does that compare with the oldrast series?
Add oldrast1 - oldrast99 into view 2 and hit apply
Hmmm. Comparison looks interesting. But what is actually happening in
oldrast50 - oldrast75. It's too small in the multiview window to see.
Clear out the prior entries and just put oldrast[50-75] into view 1. Hit
OK. Now I see. Is the same thing happening in rast50 - rast75?
replace oldrast in view1 with rast[50-75]. Hit apply.
Without apply, you hit OK and the map selection window closes. Then you have
to reopen it and enter from scratch when you want to change something. I
could rename apply to OK and have a close button. However, the OK button is
like a combination of OK and close, and is a default that is activated when
you hit the return key, which is also handy sometimes.
Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
Director of Graduate Studies
School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity
Arizona State University
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