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CumulusMX and Meteotemplate API

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CumulusMX and Meteotemplate API

Postby blainec » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:19 am

We you be adding the meteotemplate API to MX anytime soon?

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Re: CumulusMX and Meteotemplate API

Postby steve » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:20 am

Not any time soon, no, if at all.
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Re: CumulusMX and Meteotemplate API

Postby HRVistaWeather » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:46 am

Hi,
This is purely my opinion on the API approach, and by no means a condemnation of it.

1: If one looks at the Meteotemplate proposed standard, being ;
"Meteotemplate API enables sending data to the template. Because Meteotemplate uses its own database, it can calculate all the statistics itslef and so values needed for the API are always just the current conditions. Some of these are saved to the database, others might only be used by some blocks and plugins."
Note: (taken from : http://www.meteotemplate.com/web/wiki/wikiAPI.php) you will see it states that all it needs is "values needed for the API are always just the current conditions", this I find to be a major issue in that there is no way a Daily/Monthly/Yearly (Total/Mean/High/Low/Avg/) can be correctly aligned with your Stations Record Values, primarily based on User Uploaded Timeliness of the previously mentioned "Current Conditions". (have a think about that = 1/5/10/etc minute intervals) and not the by second actual's from and stored by your Station and CumulusMX, it just uses the Current Conditions at Upload Time, so the actual (High/Low/Max/Min) Values and their actual Times are more than likely missed.

2: if you have / as many do, another Template running on your site (say/Cumulus Standard/Saratoga/Leuven/etc) compare your record's (Totals/Min/Max/High/Low/Avg/etc/ and even your NOAA against the plugins/noaaReport/index.php)!.

In addition to that, if you are running CumulusMX and MySql, you already have the Data in a Database, why not use it with Metetemplate !.

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Re: CumulusMX and Meteotemplate API

Postby PaulMy » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:42 pm

I am using Meteotemplate (without API) and everything seems well with my data. I've just compared Now (Current) and Today high and low for temp, humidity, hPa, and wind gust and all the same in my Cumulus template, Saratoga, Leuven, HomeWeather, and Meteotemplate. Thanks to each of their authors to make them available to us to use as we wish.

And, I also have the Cumulus dayfile and realtime data in a MySQL up to date, and my monthly whenever I manually import a new month, so have lots of data to use.

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Paul

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Re: CumulusMX and Meteotemplate API

Postby PaulMy » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:33 pm

Hi Tony,
I've had a more detailed look at the data and was shocked on the difference in the Meteotemplate MySQL alldata table max day wind gust compared to what the station recorded. My max wind gust was March 8th 2017 at 85.7 kmh.
This shows in the dayfile.txt and also in the realtime.txt both imported to MySQL dayfile and realtime tables as at 10:03.
In the Meteotemplate MySQL alldata table it shows 45.0 kmh for that day.
Of the 10 days in March 2017 I checked, only one day had the same max gust in Meteotemplate as in Cumulus Dayfile.

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Paul


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