Unfortunately, for Linux/MacOS 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. If you are using a MacOS M1/M2 computer chip, please follow the second approach […]
[Q] How to resolve the XBuild error “… you have a new version of dbgrid32.ocx”?
Question 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 in Windows\SysWOW64 or Windows\System32 folder.” How can I resolve this? Answer This error occurs when you have ArcGIS or ERDAS installed on your computer. To resolve this […]
[Q] How to generate daily weather data
Question Can someone tell me how to generate daily weather data from an historical daily meteorological data set using WeatherMan in DSSAT)? Answer In order to generate daily weather data you require climate data as input. WeatherMan has the capability to create the climate data if you import at least 5 to 10 years of […]
[Q] How to add a new Cultivar line in DSSAT?
The steps to add a new cultivar line to DSSAT can be a confusing process if you are new to DSSAT or have never had DSSAT training. We will guide you through this process in the steps below. Step #1: Open the DSSAT Shell as shown in Figure 1. Figure 1 Step #2: Follow the […]
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 […]
[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 […]
[Q] How to compile and run DSSAT on Linux/MAC?
“How to compile and run DSSAT on Linux?” Good question.
[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?
[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!
[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