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CREXLIB Software User Guide
This document set describes how to utilize the CREXLIB software to
encode or decode
CREX messages. It is not
intended to be a primer on the CREX code form itself;
rather, for that there are several good alternative resources available such as the
WMO CREX Tables, which provide an excellent description
of the CREX code form, or even the
WMO Manual #306, Volume I.2
which, although it is more of a technical document and thus contains all of
the minute details and regulations, is nonetheless the "official" documentation
of the CREX code form. Therefore, throughout the document set, we will assume
at least some background knowledge of the basic concepts of CREX and will thus
focus solely on how to use the CREXLIB software to encode or decode data from
this code form.
To view any of the documents in the set, click on the "Table of Contents" link which follows:
Table of Contents
The NCEP CREXLIB software is freely available, subject to the terms of the
usual NWS disclaimer,
and is downloadable as a UNIX tarfile.
After downloading and unpacking (via "tar xvf") this tarfile,
read and follow the instructions in the extracted file
"README_CREXLIB" in order to compile the software.
Send mail to CREXLIB Helpdesk.