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Prerequisites for Running Tidal Animation

To run these Interactive examples you must be using a Unix system.

One of the examples discussed in this chapter mentions a movie of sea heights and velocities associated with tides in the Persian Gulf. It is possible to launch this movie while reading the chapter.

To be able to do this, you must have a file named .mailcap that contains the line

and a file named .mime.types with the line

in your home directory. (Note that both file names begin with a period so you must use the -a option of ls to see them in your home directory.)

Check now that you have these files (with at least these entries) in your home directory. If you do not, you will need to create them and then logout and log back into your account before you can proceed further with these instructions.

Obtain this collection containing the movie file and a script needed for viewing it. Mosaic will uncompress the collection.

If your browser does not automatically name the file, please respond by typing

when you are asked to name it for storage on your machine.

Click here to untar the archive. The script and movie have now been placed in a new interactive-om subdirectory of the directory in which you started xmosaic.

Finally, whenever you want to use the interactive examples, be sure that you run xmosaic from the parent directory of interactive-om.