The files that invoke the lesson have .bat suffixes. There are three types of batch files that make up the visitview lesson. Each one is outlined by a box of different color shown in the figure below.
- Executing the files outlined by the red box invoke the student version of the VISITview teletraining session.
- Executing the file outlined by the blue box invokes the VISITview session in local mode. In other words, you're able to view the lesson without connecting to an external server.
- Executing the files outlined by the green box invoke the instructor version of the VISITview teletraining session.
There are four files that you need to be familiar with as a student. The file choice is dependent on the server in use:
- visit.bat - connects to the OSF server. This is the default file. Use this file unless otherwise instructed.
- visit-cira.bat - a backup file that connects to a server at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) in Colorado State University.
- visit-cimss.bat - a backup file that connects to a server at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) in the University of Wisconsin.
- visitlocal.bat - Use this during the lesson only when you have lost connectivity and your instructor gives you permission. You will be able to run the lesson locally but you will not see any annotations from the class and you will need to manually advance the pages.
At this point, let's go on and test it.
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