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Sun Plot

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I have been playing around creating a new sun graphic for my site. It shows the Sun's elevation through the day and plots when it has been sunny (answer: not very often this summer).

Here is a sample from today...
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And the current test link... [removed]
What do you think, promising?
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Re: Sun Plot

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Me like :)
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Re: Sun Plot

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Yes very nice Mark.

Could my B-L sunrecorder data work with that?

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Hi Paul, the script is self contained to plot the elevation, and uses my realtime MySQL table to plot the sun shine. So if your B-L sunshine is recorded by Cumulus into a table it would just work. You need minute by minute values for #IsSunny available from one source or another, if in a text file then you would need a parser.

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Re: Sun Plot

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Or more like this...?
sunplot.png
Live demo... [removed]
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Neat, great visual info
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Re: Sun Plot

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mcrossley wrote:Or more like this...?
I prefer the first one. The green seems to distract from the more important detail.
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I think I prefer the first one too, the shade of green needs a tweak in the second, I'll have a look later...

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Re: Sun Plot

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Right one script, but you can configure the look a little. Either by editing variables or supplying overrides.

No overrides gives the full caboodle....
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Or, change the size, switch off ground plot, switch off sunshine plot (?size-h=300&size-v=150&showSunshine=0&showGround=0)...
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Edit: I forgot, you can make the background transparent too with the over-ride "transparent=1"...
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I really like it! You always have imaginative ideas, but put them to good use. :)
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mcrossley wrote:Right one script, but you can configure the look a little. Either by editing variables or supplying overrides.

No overrides gives the full caboodle....
Image

Or, change the size, switch off ground plot, switch off sunshine plot (?size-h=300&size-v=150&showSunshine=0&showGround=0)...
Image

Edit: I forgot, you can make the background transparent too with the over-ride "transparent=1"...
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i think thats an awesome piece of coding

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Re: Sun Plot

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Thanks everyone, I think the code side is just about done, now I need to find a space for it on my web site...

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Re: Sun Plot

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I've replaced the Sun 'pie chart' with this plot for now on my main page. What do you think?
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EDIT: I have some 'responsive' scaling issues, I'll take a look at that tomorrow.

Any interest in me releasing this script?
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100% - I am.

Does it plot the sunshine from our sql db?
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Re: Sun Plot

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Mapantz wrote: Does it plot the sunshine from our sql db?
Yes it does.

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