Thursday, January 07, 2010

Reply from the Met Office regarding the 'bug' I thought I had found

A few days ago I posted what I thought was a bug in code from the Met Office. It turns out that the code was not in error, the Met Office explanation of what the fields are was. Here's the Met Office reply:

The bug isn't a bug. That is what the code is supposed to do.
When we first put this web page out:

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climatechange/science/monitoring/subsets.html

We mistakenly said that data before the "first good year" were
not used. This was not true and we have since amended the page.

So, what looked like a bug was an error in the documentation given by the Met Office.

PS At the time of writing the page does not appear to have been amended (it still talks about the First Good Year), nor does it seem to acknowledge the real dataset problem I found.

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