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Heating/cool days now correctly created by 'Create missing'

Postby sfws » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:37 pm

Having downloaded build 1083, I have now successfully got the Heating degree days and Cooling degree days the right way round for all the days (before Cumulus) from when I first installed my station to the day when I downloaded Cumulus build 1020 (the first build I used that included the feature, I did actually start 4 months earlier intermittently trying build 989). Once again thank you, Steve.

I was reassured watching the pop up showing me in the centre of my monitor the date each time Cumulus created a new row. My only slight misgiving was that little screen got too easily hidden (I must have somehow made something else become the window on top), and apart from minimising all screens, I could not think of a way to see it again. I suppose there is no easy way to make that be in a corner of the monitor or displayed for the duration of the processing on the edit dayfile screen where the 'Create missing' button normally is?

If anyone reading this, wonders what I did? I followed procedure in http://wiki.sandaysoft.com/a/Dayfile.txt#Editing_in_Cumulus
[*]taking a backup copy of my dayfile.txt;
[*]in the original deleting records with some rogue (in my case degree day) figures (in my case up to 4 Nov 2011);
[*]used 'Create missing' option in Cumulus dayfile editor;
[*]renamed the resulting 'dayfile.txt' file as 'dayfile(generated).txt';
[*]next I used Libre Office Calc to open both backup copy and generated files, both read only;
[*]I created a new dayfile.txt by copying all rows from backup copy and replacing just the 'heating degree day' and 'cooling degree day' columns for the period up to 4 Nov 2011, taking those cells from the generated file. NOTE 'Text CSV' is a standard optional saving format in Calc. I used 'Save as' so I could alter extension to '.txt' from '.csv' and selected 'Edit filter options' so during save process it popped up a screen where I could set my preferred field delimiter (in my case ',').

I also have a new 'dayfileedit.log' that I will copy onto my archive disc and my diags has the following entry:
12/09/2013 11:32:58.235 : Dayfile editor saving 1116 rows

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Re: Heating/cool days now correctly created by 'Create missi

Postby steve » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:41 pm

sfws wrote:I suppose there is no easy way to make that be in a corner of the monitor or displayed for the duration of the processing on the edit dayfile screen where the 'Create missing' button normally is?
It's not something I want to spend time on at this point, sorry.
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Re: Heating/cooling degree days + create missing

Postby sfws » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:53 pm

steve wrote:It's not something I want to spend time on at this point, sorry.

No apology needed, sometimes my curiosity makes me ask what is easy/difficult.

Anyway, I have now used 'Create missing' just 3 times, once to re-create a single day just to try it out, following that success I used it so that Cumulus calculated various parameters like apparent temperature and heat index for my pre-cumulus data (that gave me a good feeling of achievement, despite the breavement that stopped me checking the data), and now once to correct degree days. I may never use it again.


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