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StormLab Beta 4.0 Is out !!!
03-02-2007, 05:11 PM
Post: #51
StormLab Beta 4.0 Is out !!!
If its true that it won't have a smoothing feature that may hurt sales. Undoubtedly the most popular feature of GR3, the most popular software, is the smoothing feature. I can't ever recall seeing a screen shot of that program that wasn't smoothed. If you took away that from GR3 it wouldn't be as widely used.
Now, being that I don't know what the new version of StormLab will offer it could be a moot point as all the other features it has could make the user forget about a smoothing feature.
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03-02-2007, 08:02 PM
Post: #52
StormLab Beta 4.0 Is out !!!
Anyone who's used our product for the past 1 week or 8 years knows that the bottom line (sales) is not what I and my staff are about. As a meteorologist, a storm chaser, a software engineer, a researcher and a public outreach person...the goal for us is to provide folks with a versitale, customizable solution that can be used by the most basic hobbyist or the most advanced meteorologist, while preseting the data in a scientifically sound format. Folks should be able to make sound decisions with our software. A lot of software developers write software based on specifications given to them. We use the software we write every day.

I'm not against smoothing despite what people think, however such an algorithm should maintain the integrity of the data. I can provide hundreds of examples where this has failed in the existing algorithms that are out there, and while no algorithm is perfect, these glaring flaws are the reason why the NWS will not incorporate existing algorithms into their operations.

If you know someone with the mathematical programming skills to provide smoothing, interpolation or whatever you want to call it that is scientifically sound and preseves small scale meteorological features, send them my way.

I would hate to think folks would shy away from V4.0 for a visual enhancement vice all the features, speed, customization, etc...that the software current has and will have to offer. These are not the type of folks I think are suited for our products. They are the same type of people who want you to "Baron-ize" the software because they "see it on TV", and for 1/1000th the cost of Baron. Then I can only imagine the legal ramifications of being sued by crossing a copyright or trademark.

Alright, enough said Smile The target release date of StormLab 4.0 has already been set. I can say that the tornadoes near here, as well as those down along the Gulf Coast, provided the beta testers with an incredible sequence of events to utilize the features. All went very very well, but it has been very disheartening to see the devastation in person yesterday and now I can only imagine what my colleagues are going through in Alabama/Georgia. Sad

Evan
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03-02-2007, 08:04 PM
Post: #53
StormLab Beta 4.0 Is out !!!
StormAlertAdmin Wrote:Alright, enough said Smile The target release date of StormLab 4.0 has already been set. I can say that the tornadoes near here, as well as those down along the Gulf Coast, provided the beta testers with an incredible sequence of events to utilize the features. All went very very well.

Evan

Sweet Evan! Can't wait until you announce what that date is. I'm sure you know as well as I do, that almost the entire weather software community is awaiting that announcement. /woot
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03-02-2007, 08:08 PM
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StormLab Beta 4.0 Is out !!!
Can you tell us the Release date? Please!
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03-02-2007, 08:10 PM
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StormLab Beta 4.0 Is out !!!
weatherdude Wrote:Can you tell us the Release date? Please!

Let's not be greedy now. :wink:
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03-03-2007, 11:04 AM
Post: #56
StormLab Beta 4.0 Is out !!!
He isn't going to tell anyone the release date,we will have to wait for stormlab 4.0 to be released.
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03-03-2007, 12:52 PM
Post: #57
StormLab Beta 4.0 Is out !!!
Well at least we know it will probably be in March. Maybe in 1 week or two.
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03-03-2007, 12:55 PM
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weatherdude Wrote:Well at least we know it will probably be in March. Maybe in 1 week or two.

I never heard him say March
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03-03-2007, 01:11 PM
Post: #59
StormLab Beta 4.0 Is out !!!
Yea last I saw was between now and december :eek:

(it was a joke tho)
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03-03-2007, 05:20 PM
Post: #60
StormLab Beta 4.0 Is out !!!
cross those fingers, I am looking very forward to seeing all the new (secret) additions. Its going to blow away the whole Weather Software industry for sure.

-gerrit

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