regarding the retention of coordinate variables

From: Daniel Barandiaran <dbarandiaran_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Mon Aug 19 2013 - 15:17:04 MDT

Hi NCLers,

This question is specifically for the developers. In my work I make
frequent use for functions such as escorc, regCoef, center_finite_diff_n,
and I am sure there are others for which my problem is applicable, but they
slip my mind at the moment. Anyway, my question is this: these functions
do not retain the coordinate variables in the output; why not? I am sure
there is a reason for this, and I am also well-aware of tricks like
copy_VarCoords, or pre-assigning the variable name in such a way that
coordinate variables are assigned before the desired function is used, but
this adds lines to my code. I have been on a quest, if you will, to make
my codes shorter and sleeker, and this is a frequent thorn in my side.
Maybe I am being too nit-picky, and I have no doubt that you all have more
pressing things on your plate than to satisfy the desires of my quest for
short code, but I am curious as to why this wasn't worked into functions
such as this in the first place. No hurry on this one, and as always I
greatly appreciate all the work you guys do for all of us NCL users.

Danny Barandiaran
Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate
Utah State University

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