[seek-dev] implementing garp in ptolemy

Chad Berkley berkley at nceas.ucsb.edu
Fri Nov 7 12:12:15 PST 2003

Hi All,

I've been looking at trying to get GARP working in ptolemy a bit, and I 
have a few questions.  First of all, is the modularity that is described 
in the PPT files the modularity that you would want in a ptolemy model? 
  for example, is the "data calculation" step in the "GARP Native 
Species Pipeline" something that you would want to reuse in other 
pipelines?  When I talked to Dave when we were here in SB, I got the 
impression that he thought GARP should just be one atomic actor (is that 
really what you think Dave?)  If these components are never going to be 
reused for any other pipeline, then they should probably just be folded 
into one generic GARP actor.

I'd like get together, either physically or virtually, with someone that 
can explain to me the exact steps that it takes to go from the training 
data and layers to output.  The specifications of the modules within the 
PPT documents are a bit vague.  For instance, I have no idea what data 
calculation does.  A mid-level pseudo-code implementation of GARP might 
be a good idea, as it would help me get my head around this thing a bit 

Could any of you have a phone call next week?  maybe wednesday since 
tuesday is a holiday?

Chad Berkley
National Center for
Ecological Analysis
and Synthesis (NCEAS)
berkley at nceas.ucsb.edu

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