[MITgcm-support] some very basic questions

Gerard C Nihous nihous at hawaii.edu
Wed May 10 22:38:30 EDT 2006

Hi Ed,

Thanks a lot for the tip on running a UNIX-like environment on a Windows machine. I downloaded the Cygwin software and proceeded with the MITgcm code download. As instructed, I typed

$ export CVSROOT=':pserver:cvsanon at mitgcm.org:/u/gcmpack'

$ cvs login

The second command seems to have been unrecognized, however; I got the diagnostic

bash: cvs: command not found

Sorry to bother you with what must be trivial stuff.


Gerard C. Nihous, Ph.D.

Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
University of Hawaii at Manoa
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Email: nihous at hawaii.edu
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----- Original Message -----
From: Ed Hill <ed at eh3.com>
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 12:39 pm
Subject: Re: [MITgcm-support] some very basic questions
To: mitgcm-support at mitgcm.org

> On Wed, 2006-05-10 at 10:14 -1000, Gerard C Nihous wrote:
> > In the meantime, I was wondering if the 4 degree oceanic 
> circulation 
> > you have as an example on the mitgcm web site could be run on a 
> > single 1.7 GHz PC (Windows XP operating system) by someone (me) 
> > without experience. I do write code routinely, but the ancient 
> way 
> > (DOS line editing, FORTRAN) and without extensive file 
> manipulations 
> > - that's the extent of my programming knowledge. 
> Hi Gerard,
> MITgcm is like many "open source" projects.  You're welcome to 
> downloadthe code and configure, build, and run it.  MITgcm works 
> on a broad
> range of machines--from laptops and desktops to top-10 supercomputers.
> It runs most easily on Linux and Unix-like environments and can be run
> on Mac OSX and on Windows with the Cygwin environment:
>  http://www.cygwin.com
> Here are some links to download instructions and a beta (not quite 
> readyfor formal release but still very useful) version of our new 
> manual:
>  http://mitgcm.org/source_code.html
>  http://mitgcm.org/r2_web_testing/latest/
> Hope that helps,
> Ed
> -- 
> Edward H. Hill III, PhD
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