EdGCM
EdGCM
3.1.1

2.6

EdGCM free download for Mac

EdGCM3.1.1

30 April 2008

Explore the fundamentals of climate science.

Overview

The EdGCM Project develops and distributes a research-quality global climate model (GCM) with a user-friendly interface that runs on desktop computers. Anyone can explore the subject of climate change using the same methods and tools that scientists employ. The design of the software allows students to learn and experience the full scientific process including: designing experiments, setting up and running computer simulations, post-processing output, using scientific visualization to display results, and creating scientific reports ready for publishing to the web.

What's new in EdGCM

Version 3.1.1: Version info coded into GCM (shown at startup) and EdGCM toolbar.

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2 Reviews of EdGCM

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Anonymous
13 July 2005
Version: 2.4.1

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How did this monstrosity get to the Mac? It's a pile of programs with no apparent links, no beginning, and no end. The long flowery introduction tells you everything but how to run that software. The whole project epitomizes what is wrong with the National Science Foundation. In the times when understanding climate changes becomes critical for the survival of mankind, these bureaucrats spend a lot of taxpayers money on a project that nobody can understand. Judging by the (lack of) project organization and non-usable software, the authors themselves do not have a grasp on the product. Without a coherent description, it leaves an impression of a hastily arranged pile of disjoint pieces of software. Have the authors ever heard of QA or GUI? This mammoth easily replaces Encyclopaedia Britannica as the worst designed piece of software. And by the way, do not be fooled by a "free" designation for EdGCM. It was paid for by all of us, courtesy of the National Science Foundation.
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Anonymous
18 November 2005
Version: 2.5
Please ignore the above comments from someone who clearly has a bone to pick with the NSF. I worked on this project in its infancy. EdGCM is "free" as in: "you may download and use it without paying anyone anything". That is to be compared to 99% of the software that is used in federally funded research which no home Mac user will ever get to see, let alone download and use. This is complex climate modeling software which is in use in classrooms and research programs right now. The fact that it isn't as polished as Final Cut Pro or software of that nature is a direct result of the enormous magnitude of the task of turning something that is normally run on powerful supercomputers by scientists with years of training into something that students can use with only classroom training. Combined with the small team involved in its development, it is a miracle that something this powerful is available at all. Anyone who is interested in doing real, scientifically valid climate research, should download this software and spend the time to learn how to use it. Spending a few minutes inspecting it, and then trashing it on a software review site is about as big a waste of time as I can imagine.
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Anonymous
13 July 2005
Version: 2.4.1
How did this monstrosity get to the Mac? It's a pile of programs with no apparent links, no beginning, and no end. The long flowery introduction tells you everything but how to run that software. The whole project epitomizes what is wrong with the National Science Foundation. In the times when understanding climate changes becomes critical for the survival of mankind, these bureaucrats spend a lot of taxpayers money on a project that nobody can understand. Judging by the (lack of) project organization and non-usable software, the authors themselves do not have a grasp on the product. Without a coherent description, it leaves an impression of a hastily arranged pile of disjoint pieces of software. Have the authors ever heard of QA or GUI? This mammoth easily replaces Encyclopaedia Britannica as the worst designed piece of software. And by the way, do not be fooled by a "free" designation for EdGCM. It was paid for by all of us, courtesy of the National Science Foundation.
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