README June 7, 2001 SUTRA-GUI - Version: 1.04 (2001/06/07) Preprocessor and postprocessor graphical-user interface for preparing SUTRA input data and for viewing model output for use within Argus Open Numerical Environments (Argus ONE) For assistance, enhancement requests, or bug reports contact the Hydrologic Analysis Software Support Program via e-mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. See the file doc\sutra-gui.txt for descriptions, references, and additional information on this software. Instructions for installation and execution of this software are provided below. SUTRA-GUI is implemented as a plug-in extension (PIE) for use with Argus ONE version 4. Although Argus ONE runs on a variety of computing platforms, the PIE for SUTRA is only available for systems running Microsoft Windows 9x or NT. References to commercial vendors of software products or services is for informational purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. TABLE OF CONTENTS A. DISTRIBUTION FILES B. INSTALLING C. USING SUTRA-GUI A. DISTRIBUTION FILES The following distribution files (containing the software and information files) are currently available. sutra-gui104.zip - Compiled using Microsoft Visual C++ (5.0) sutra-gui104s.zip - Source code only The above zip files must be unzipped using a utility that preserves long filenames, such as PKZIP for Windows. A shareware version of PKZIP for Windows is available from PKWARE at this World Wide Web site: http://www.pkware.com/ and by File Transfer Protocol (FTP) from the following site: ftp.pkware.com Included in directory sutra-gui1.02\doc is a Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the SUTRA-GUI documentation (sutra-gui.pdf). A PostScript version of this report is available from: http://water.usgs.gov/software/sutra-gui.html PDF files are readable and printable on various computer platforms using Acrobat Reader from Adobe. The Acrobat Reader is freely available from the following World Wide Web sites: http://www.adobe.com/ http://www.shareware.com/ and by File Transfer Protocol (FTP) from the following site: ftp.adobe.com (path: /pub/adobe/acrobatreader) B. INSTALLING For either SUTRA-GUI distribution file that you have acquired, sutra-gui104.zip or sutra-gui104s.zip, the directory "sutra-gui1.02" is created when the files are extracted from the distribution file. Any directory that exists from a previous SUTRA-GUI installation must be deleted first. It is important that no prior version of SUTRA-GUI remain installed because Argus ONE searches for and loads all PIEs found in the ArgusPIE directory of the Argus ONE installation. If an older version of SUTRA-GUI is retained, that version could be used by Argus ONE instead of the newer SUTRA-GUI version. Delete the directory of any previously-installed version of SUTRA-GUI found in the ArgusPIE directory. Using a utility program that recognizes the zip compressed format and that preserves long filenames, extract the files from the SUTRA-GUI distribution file into the ArgusPIE directory of the existing installation of Argus ONE, e.g., C:\Program Files\Argus Interware\ArgusPIE, being sure to set any options necessary to restore the directory structure stored in the distribution file. Upon successful extraction of the files contained in the distribution file, the following directory structure will be created under the ArgusPIE directory (the contents of each directory are shown to the right): sutra-gui1.04 ; plug-in extensions, copy of this README file `-----doc ; documentation files `-----src ; source code `----- res ; Visual C++ resource file Note: The source code is not included in the sutra-gui102.zip distribution file and the sutra-gui1.02s.zip file includes only the source code. The sutra-gui1.04 directory will contain the following plug-in extension files: SelectChar.exe - executable to be used by external calibration program WaitForMe.exe - executable to be used by external calibration program sutra.dll - PIE library (compiled) GetMyDirectory.dll - PIE library (compiled) OkCancel.dll - PIE library (compiled) Sutra_List.dll - PIE library (compiled) Sutra_ProgressBarPIE.dll - PIE library (compiled) Sutra_ReadFileValue.dll - PIE library (compiled) sutra.ini - display information which depends on model type sutra.lay - layer information sutra.met - export template sutra.val - initial values readme.txt - explanation of how to use SelectChar.exe and WaitForMe.exe sutra-gui.txt All files except those with the extensions dll and exe are text files. The executable version of SUTRA (sutra.exe) is assumed to be located in a directory with the pathname C:\sutra; the full pathname of the executable for SUTRA is assumed to be C:\sutra\sutra.exe. If the executable version of SUTRA is located in another directory, the sutra.met file in the ArgusPIE\sutra-gui1.02 directory must be edited using a text editor that can save files in an ASCII format. The pathname of the executable version of SUTRA is given in the thirteenth line of the file. This line currently reads: Set Variable: SutraPath:= "C:\SUTRA\sutra.exe" The pathname in quotation marks should be replaced with the full pathname of the executable version of SUTRA. Note that, as currently distributed by the USGS, the executable version of SUTRA is installed by default in the directory sutra09.97\bin; the pathname of the executable is sutra09.97\bin\sutra.exe by default. C. USING SUTRA-GUI After SUTRA-GUI is properly installed (see INSTALLING, above), the plug-in extensions will be automatically loaded when Argus ONE is launched. The preprocessor is utilized by selecting the "New SUTRA Project..." menu item from the PIEs menu. The postprocessor is utilized by selecting the "SUTRA Post Proc..." menu item from the PIEs menu. Full instructions are given in the SUTRA-GUI documentation; see http://water.usgs.gov/software/sutra-gui.html.
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