Feature Requests

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Re: Feature Requests

Great - thanks.

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Re: Feature Requests

Londonmark wrote:
Hi Dave,

Wondering if you had made any progress with this...?

LM

It took longer to find what I think is a workable solution than I'd care to admit, but I think I may have landed on something. This chart combines wind speed and direction into one plot, with the arrow denoting the direction the wind is blowing (in other words, it's not pointing to where it's coming from.)

Please let me know if this is in the neighborhood of what you were thinking.

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y = [4.25, 2.03, 7.77, 9.85, 6.73, 4.47, 5.97, 7.24]  # <-- Wind Speed
z = [251, 86, 171, 224, 331, 147, 265, 319]  # <-- Wind Bearing

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Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:28 am
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Re: Feature Requests

That's awesome. Very smart solution. Well done! Only thing I would change would be to make the arrows a bit bigger.

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Londonmark wrote:
That's awesome. Very smart solution. Well done! Only thing I would change would be to make the arrows a bit bigger.

Good, thanks. Changing the size of the arrows is a piece of cake.

Cheers.

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Re: Feature Requests

Nearly there. Each component is optional (the device type will likely require at least two components because otherwise, why not just use a regular plot? :D ) Works with Fantastic and WUnderground. Still have a few more tweaks to go (for example, the Y axis for precip) and then production testing.

Hang in there.

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Also, I think that area plots are ready for prime time.

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Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:54 am
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Re: Feature Requests

Looking very good!

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Just wanted to check in to say that I haven't forgotten about this. There is a bug in the latest development version of the plugin that has caused the composite weather chart to stop plotting and I'm having a devil of a time figuring out what it is. The barrier is that each chart runs in its own Python process and that makes debugging non-trivial to put it lightly.

This doesn't seem terribly useful:

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Rest assured that I *am* working on it.

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Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:29 am
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Re: Feature Requests

Looks like a good forecast for a very dark night. With no moon.

Thanks for all your efforts!

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Re: Feature Requests

Londonmark wrote:
Looks like a good forecast for a very dark night. With no moon.

Thanks for all your efforts!

I like that. Appreciate the understanding. Stay tuned for....

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Re: Feature Requests

Looks like we're back in business.

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  • Thing 1: upload a post that you can't figure out a pesky bug. Chances are that you'll figure it out right after.
  • Thing 2: note to future Dave. Split UX lists on ", " (comma-space) instead of "," (comma).
  • Thing 3: don't listen to Jay when he suggests that you change your UX from a metric ton of checkboxes to a List.

Back to regression testing.

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Re: Feature Requests

I have posted a beta version of both the area charts and composite weather charts to Github. This is not an official release and is not available in the plugin store (that will come soon depending on bug reports). You must download the beta directly from Github by selecting "Clone or Download" and then "Download ZIP".

Download beta from Github

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Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:42 pm
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Re: Feature Requests

Thanks Dave. Will download as soon as I get a moment.

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Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:36 am
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Re: Feature Requests

Dave,

Not getting this to work, I'm afraid. I choose composite forecast chart, but don't see a way to confirm the forecast elements. I can click on, say, High temperature and choose a colour but there is no obvious way to save that setting. When I click on another plot element, I can again select a colour, but nothing seems to happen.

And I also get some errors in the log:

Matplotlib Warning [new device 3] 'AxesSubplot' object is not iterable. See plugin log for more information.
Matplotlib Warning [Presence chart] [Presence chart] Line 3 color is the same as the background color (so you may not be able to see it).
Matplotlib Warning [Presence chart] [Presence chart] Line 4 color is the same as the background color (so you may not be able to see it).
Matplotlib Warning [Presence chart] [Presence chart] Line 5 color is the same as the background color (so you may not be able to see it).
Matplotlib Warning [Presence chart] [Presence chart] Line 6 color is the same as the background color (so you may not be able to see it).
Matplotlib Warning [Presence chart] [Presence chart] Line 7 color is the same as the background color (so you may not be able to see it).
Matplotlib Warning [Presence chart] [Presence chart] Line 8 color is the same as the background color (so you may not be able to see it).
Matplotlib Warning [Presence chart] Chart updated with messages (Warnings: 6, Errors: 0). See logs for more information.

I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, but not sure what it is. The notes in the dialog box talk about check boxes, but I don't see any of those.

LM

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Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:14 am
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Re: Feature Requests

The first thing you have to select is a forecast source device--the configuration dialog should list all Fantastic and WUnderground daily and hourly forecast devices to choose from.

The checkbox stuff is left over from a prior version of this device and you can ignore that. I've removed that now.

You need to select at least two forecast elements to chart. This should be the default, but there is not yet any validation logic in there to keep folks from selecting only one. That's one thing I have to button up before releasing this as a feature. I figured it didn't make sense to do a bunch of validation work if the code was going to change appreciably when folks like you try it out! :D

The color selector choices apply to all of the forecast elements, there aren't different settings for each one.

Please let me know how you get on.

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Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:36 am
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Re: Feature Requests

OK, got it. I was being dense. Seems to be working now and it's great.

I have no idea how complicated these things are, so here are some thoughts for what would make it even better:
1. Any chance of making the total precipitation chart a bar chart?
2. Would it be possible to specify max and min values for the axes? Would like to be able to glance at the charts from a distance and know whether we're taking heavy rain/strong wind without reading the axis labels.

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