I would be in favor of one tarball for simplicity. Are the example files that large?

- Casey


On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 10:48 AM, Matthew Turk <matthewturk@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi John,

Hm, that's puzzling.  Stephen, any ideas?

After Stephen's email, I went from +0 on keeping the downloader to +1,
because I think having it from the command line is a much simpler
solution than what we had tried before, which was the
download-by-hand.  So let's see if we can address this, and then check
it in to scripts/ .

-Matt

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 1:45 PM, John ZuHone <jzuhone@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> What I don't like about the downloader is the directory structure it creates. At least on my machine, if I download only the sloshing dataset, I get:
>
> GasSloshing/GasSloshing/sloshing_nomag2*
>
> as the location of the files. Is there any reason why it ended up this way?
>
> John
>
> On Jul 24, 2012, at 11:26 AM, Stephen Skory wrote:
>
>> Hi Matt,
>>
>>> One question that's come up is: do we want to continue using
>>> download.py?  The burden on uploaders is moderately higher, in that
>>> the files all have to be tarred up in a particular way, and they have
>>> to be added to download.py, but it does provide a measure of
>>> robustness.  If we do this, can we move download.py into the main
>>> distribution, under scripts/ ?  Stephen, John, others who have used
>>> the script, what do you think about this?
>>
>> I will not be insulted if we do away with the download script. If a
>> web page of download links is easier for everyone around, that's fine
>> by me. The best argument I can think of for keeping it, or something
>> similar, it is forces some kind of uniformity so that the datasets are
>> in an expected layout. Also, downloading tens of data dumps one at at
>> time from a webpage is kind of tedious. That could be solved by having
>> both the separate data dumps and a big 'ol tarball of the whole thing
>> so people could get exactly what they want, but that doubles disk
>> space on someone's computer.
>>
>> But this isn't HIPPA medical data, so we can be loosie goosie if that
>> makes things easier for everyone!
>>
>> --
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