Need help converting data-logging AppleScript

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Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:16 pm
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Need help converting data-logging AppleScript

I've been dreading the script conversion process, but guess I can't put it off any longer! My most important script logs temperatures to an external file for analysis, and I don't see anything in the tutorial that pertains to this, so I'd be grateful for any help in Pythonizing or otherwise performing this task.

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tell application "IndigoServer"
try

-- set up log file name
set fileName to "TempData.txt"
set filePath to path to documents folder as string

-- set filePath to filePath & "House:"
set filePath to filePath & fileName

-- open log file
set fileRef to open for access filePath with write permission

-- write the time to the log file
write ((month of (current date) as integer) as string) & "/" to fileRef starting at eof
write ((day of (current date) as integer) as string) & "/" to fileRef starting at eof
write ((year of (current date) as integer) as string) & tab to fileRef starting at eof
write ((time of (current date)) / 86400 as string) & tab to fileRef starting at eof

--write the boiler status
if value of variable "boiler_laston_time" as integer is greater than 0 then
write "on" to fileRef starting at eof
else
write "off" to fileRef starting at eof
end if

-- include outdoors temperature
set temp to value of variable "Temperature_Front_Porch" as real
write tab & (temp as string) to fileRef starting at eof

-- include basement temperature
set temp to value of variable "Temperature_Basement" as real
write tab & (temp as string) to fileRef starting at eof

-- include attic temperature
set temp to value of variable "Temperature_Attic" as real
write tab & (temp as string) to fileRef starting at eof

-- include dining-room temperature
set temp to value of variable "Temperature_Dining" as real
write tab & (temp as string) to fileRef starting at eof

-- include dining-room temperature change
set degPerHour to value of variable "Temperature_Dining_rate" as real
write tab & (degPerHour as string) to fileRef starting at eof

-- include rear-bedroom temperature
set temp to value of variable "Temperature_Ellies" as real
write tab & (temp as string) to fileRef starting at eof

-- include rear-bedroom temperature change
set degPerHour to value of variable "Temperature_Ellies_rate" as real
write tab & (degPerHour as string) to fileRef starting at eof

-- Finish logging and close the file
write return to fileRef starting at eof
on error err
log "temperature monitor error: " & err & return
end try
close access fileRef
end tell

 

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Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:57 pm
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Re: Need help converting data-logging AppleScript

Happy to help convert this to a Python script. What would make that easier is if you can also show what the output looks like that you want as a result (the data structure you want written to the file itself).

EDIT: I think this is pretty close (but obviously untested):
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import os

data_path = os.path.expanduser('~') + "/Documents/House/TempData.txt"

try:

    with open(data_path, 'a+') as outfile:
        now_time = indigo.server.getTime()
        outfile.write("{0}".format(now_time))
   
        # write the boiler status
        if indigo.variables['boiler_laston_time'].getValue(int) > 0:
            outfile.write("on")
        else:
            outfile.write("off")

        # include outdoors temperature
        temp = indigo.variables['Temperature_Front_Porch'].getValue(float)
        outfile.write("\t{0}".format(temp))
       
        # include basement temperature
        temp = indigo.variables['Temperature_Basement'].getValue(float)
        outfile.write("\t{0}".format(temp))

        # include attic temperature
        temp = indigo.variables['Temperature_Attic'].getValue(float)
        outfile.write("\t{0}".format(temp))

        # include dining-room temperature
        temp = indigo.variables['Temperature_Dining'].getValue(float)
        outfile.write("\t{0}".format(temp))

        # include dining-room temperature change
        temp = indigo.variables['Temperature_Dining_rate'].getValue(float)
        outfile.write("\t{0}".format(temp))

        # include rear-bedroom temperature
        temp = indigo.variables['Temperature_Ellies'].getValue(float)
        outfile.write("\t{0}".format(temp))

        # include rear-bedroom temperature change
        temp = indigo.variables['Temperature_Ellies_rate'].getValue(float)
        outfile.write("\t{0}".format(temp))

except Exception as err:
    indigo.server.log("temperature monitor error: {0}".format(err))
Last edited by DaveL17 on Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:38 am, edited 3 times in total.

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Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:11 am
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Re: Need help converting data-logging AppleScript

Dave's code looks close, but this line:
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    with open(data_path, 'w') as outfile:

Needs to be:
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    with open(data_path, 'a+') as outfile:

Since you want to append to the file, not start over.

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Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:29 am
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Re: Need help converting data-logging AppleScript

Thanks Joe -- force of habit.

I also just spotted a typo which I have corrected as well.

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Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:36 am
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Re: Need help converting data-logging AppleScript

Thanks! That works… almost. How do I write a carriage return to the file, and how do I format the date as "mm/dd/yyyy" and time as a decimal value between 0 and 1 (where 0 is 0h and 1 is 24h)?

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Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:47 am
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Re: Need help converting data-logging AppleScript

gmusser wrote:
Thanks! That works… almost. How do I write a carriage return to the file, and how do I format the date as "mm/dd/yyyy" and time as a decimal value between 0 and 1 (where 0 is 0h and 1 is 24h)?


Carriage return is "\r" in the format strings, where needed. Like "\t" is a tab.

Here's a good summary of how to do time strings: https://www.programiz.com/python-progra ... e/strftime

If you actually want a decimal value for the time of day, you'll probably need to do the math yourself. Depending on the accuracy you need, it's probably going to be something like:

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decimal = (hour * 3600.0 + minute * 60.0 + seconds) / (3600.0*24.0)

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Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:46 pm
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Re: Need help converting data-logging AppleScript

Following the date-formatting directions on that page, I tried the following:
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now_time = indigo.server.getTime()
date_time = datetime.fromtimestamp(now_time)
outfile.write("{0}".date_time.strftime("%m/%d/%Y"))

But I get an error saying that a float is required.

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Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:31 pm
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Re: Need help converting data-logging AppleScript

You don't need to convert the time object that Indigo gives you since it's already in the right form. Using Joe's example, is this what you're looking for?

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now = indigo.server.getTime()

decimal = (now.hour * 3600.0 + now.minute * 60.0 + now.second) / (3600.0*24.0)

outfile.write(u"{0:%m/%d/%Y} {1}".format(now, decimal))

>>>  06/26/2020 0.894108796296
Last edited by DaveL17 on Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:08 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:00 pm
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Re: Need help converting data-logging AppleScript

Nice, thanks! A couple of typos aside, that works!

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Re: Need help converting data-logging AppleScript

Cheers. I think I've corrected the typos in my post. Glad to help.

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