extract by delimiter

Thomas McGrath III mcgrath3 at mac.com
Wed Dec 29 01:18:07 EST 2010


Chris, I was doing just that. Testing Yahoo and then Google's api. I will check into the NOAA next. Thanks for the heads up. It puts out a lot of data over the others.

I like the raw lat/long concept. It won't be more than once an hour, so that's ok.

I did find the way to skip the WOEIDs and go right to the zip code with yahoo.

Weather Bug Geo didn't work for me although I like their accuracy the best - the API is weak and doesn't always work. I had problems with it anyway.

So now I will check the NOAA

THanks

-- Tom McGrath III
http://lazyriver.on-rev.com
3mcgrath at comcast.net

On Dec 29, 2010, at 12:12 AM, Nonsanity wrote:

> I've tested both Yahoo and Google's (undocumented) REST APIs for weather,
> but settled on NOAA's:
> 
> http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/xml/sample_products/browser_interface/ndfdXMLclient.php?lat=38.99&lon=-77.01&product=glance&begin=2010-12-28T00:00:00&end=2011-01-03T00:00:00<%20http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/xml/sample_products/browser_interface/ndfdXMLclient.php?lat=38.99&lon=-77.01&product=glance&begin=2010-12-28T00:00:00&end=2011-01-03T00:00:00>
> 
> Note that first the output defines one or more time series with a name like
> "k-p24h-n5-1", then has sections for each of the results. The URL above uses
> the "glance" setting, so it always gives the same result categories. The NOAA
> page on the API <http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/xml/rest.php> goes into
> more detail about what other data types you can fetch.
> 
> The thing to note is that the time series name is human readable. "p24h"
> means 24 hours per sample, and "n5" means 5 samples.
> 
> Nice thing is, it takes raw lat/lon. No conversion to zip code or other
> location metric. I've already got a nice temp chart going. Just don't fetch
> the data more than once an hour in the final product - There's no point, as
> it only updates once per hour on the 45's.
> 
> ~ Chris Innanen
> ~ Nonsanity
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 11:12 PM, Thomas McGrath III <mcgrath3 at mac.com>wrote:
> 
>> By the way I tried all of the examples posted to better see what I was
>> missing. I'm a visual oriented person and so I went with steps I could see.
>> Only one problem in removing leading spaces, I took the lazy way out after
>> getting confused again with multiple repeat loops etc.
>> 
>> So here is what I decided to use for now:
>> 
>> on mouseUp
>>       put "http://weather.yahooapis.com/forecastrss?w=22664069&u=f" into
>> tTempURL
>>       put url tTempURL into field "Source"
>>       put field 1 into tTemp
>>       filter tTemp with "*yweather:*"
>>       replace "<" with "" in tTemp
>>       replace "/>" with "" in tTemp
>>       replace "yweather:" with "" in tTemp
>>       replace quote&space with quote&cr in tTemp -- Did the trick
>>       repeat for 5 -- Lazy way to catch leading spaces
>>               repeat with x = 1 to the number of lines in tTemp
>>                       if char 1 of line x of tTemp is space then delete
>> char 1 of line x of tTemp
>>                       if line x of tTemp is quote then delete line x of
>> tTemp
>>                       if line x of tTemp is "" then delete line x of tTemp
>>               end repeat
>>       end repeat
>>       if last line of tTemp is "" then delete last line of tTemp
>>       put tTemp into field "Result"
>> end mouseUp
>> 
>> I don't mind the quotes in the Result for my other code and I get a nice
>> list of the info I need.
>> 
>> Now I need to write a LAT LON converter to WOEID and or a ZIP Code to WOEID
>> (Yahoo ID scheme)
>> 
>> w=22664069 is for Bethel Park PA
>> 
>> 
>> -- Tom McGrath III
>> http://lazyriver.on-rev.com
>> 3mcgrath at comcast.net
>> 
>> On Dec 28, 2010, at 7:50 PM, Mark Wieder wrote:
>> 
>>> Jeff-
>>> 
>>> Tuesday, December 28, 2010, 4:47:02 PM, you wrote:
>>> 
>>>> So, most others have sent you excellent suggestions. I just find
>>>> it funny that the little town you mention just happened to be the
>>>> place I was born. ;-)
>>> 
>>> You could probably save Tom a lot of trouble if you just tell him what
>>> the weather's like...
>>> 
>>> --
>>> -Mark Wieder
>>> mwieder at ahsoftware.net
>>> 
>>> 
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