FAQs
01
Apr

How do you run DSSAT on Linux/Mac OS?

Unfortunately, for Linux/Mac users, there is no installation for these platforms yet. Most of the tools we use in DSSAT were developed for Windows platform. In this case, you need to install a Virtual Machine in order to run Windows platform. Step 1: To get started with the installation you need to install the VirtualBox. […]

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10
Apr

DSSAT Source Code Now Fully Open

The DSSAT community is committed to promoting development of all DSSAT models and software tools as open source projects. As of December, 2019, the DSSAT Cropping System Model (CSM) code is fully open and accessible via GitHub under the BSD 3-Clause “New” or “Revised” License. This license is similar to the BSD 2-Clause License, but with […]

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19
Jan

[Q] Soil layer options

There are 3 methods of dealing with soil layers in DSSAT, controlled by MESOL in simulation controls: MESOL = 1: old DSSAT method of forcing soil layer thicknesses to be 5, 10, 15, 15, 15, 30, 30, 30, 60, 60, 60 cm thick. Soil properties are blended when user input layers are forced to standard […]

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10
Jan

[Q] How to compile and run DSSAT on Linux/MAC?

“How to compile and run DSSAT on Linux?” Good question.

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27
Mar

[Q] How to resolve the XBuild error “… you have a new version of dbgrid32.ocx”?

When working with XBuild I am getting a message: “One of the tools in DSSAT might not work correctly as you have a new version of dbgrid32.ocx.” How can I resolve this?

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14
Dec

[Q] Any restriction of using DSSAT in commercial projects?

I understand DSSAT is free to download, but was wondering if there are any restrictions with regard to its use in commercial projects, as long as it’s fully referenced, or perhaps on publication of the results. Can you advise as to whether there are any restrictions like these?

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29
Mar

[Q] Where can I buy DSSAT?

“Could you please tell me where I can buy DSSAT software in my country?” Good question. Short answer: DSSAT is no longer for sale; you can request to download your copy from http://dssat.net/downloads for free of charge!

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24
Mar

[Q] What is “Error 1402” and how to get around?

“When I tried to install a new version of DSSAT on Windows 7, I get “Error 1402″ followed by two 32 digit hexadecimal strings, and this keeps me from installing the software. Is there a solution?” Good question

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19
Mar

[Q] How to generate daily weather data?

“How to generate daily weather data from an historical daily meteorological data using DSSAT (WeatherMan)?” Good question.

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18
Mar

[Q] Status of taro and cassava models?

“Are the taro and cassava models being actively developed?” Good question.

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