How long should I let Geostatistical Analyst Wizard run?

Discussion created by sschmeer on Mar 27, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 2, 2014 by slynch-esristaff
Good afternoon,

I'm trying to run cokriging with the Geostatistical Analyist Wizard to create a rainfall map of a large area (33,000 ha).  I'm using a point layer with 13 rain gages and a 1 m DEM that I resampled to 100 m to make the file size more manageable. The file size of the 100 m DEM is 207 KB. I started running the Wizard 24 hours ago.  Steps 1 and 2 went quickly (file selection, method selection), but on step 3 (I believe that's the actual calculation of the cokriged layer) the progress bar immediately jumped to 1/4 done and has stayed there since.  I would like to know if this length of time sounds reasonable, or if perhaps the program can't handle my DEM.  After this step I was planning on hitting the "optimize model" button, but who knows how much longer that will take...  Any feedback/experiences would be greatly appreciated so I don't prematurely abort the process.