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Manual Entry

Discussion and questions about Cumulus weather station software version 1. This section is the main place to get help with Cumulus 1 software developed by Steve Loft that ceased development in November 2014.
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Manual Entry

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Hi Steve

Would there be any way of allowing a manual entry of daily rain (obviously from a manual gauge) - it would be a handy way of monitoring the various buckets etc. and setting up accurate correction factors.

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Re: Manual Entry

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The daily rain total is in dayfile.txt, so you could edit that? To get the monthly/annual totals correct you would have to restart Cumulus after editing.
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Hi Steve
I was thinking more of havng the manual entry as a separate item through Cumulus so the original sensor values could be compared.
But as an interim measure if it was added to the end of the dayfile would Cumulus ignore the extra entry.
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Re: Manual Entry

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apenwith wrote:But as an interim measure if it was added to the end of the dayfile would Cumulus ignore the extra entry.
I think so. But if/when I add more items to dayfile.txt...

Handling manual readings isn't really what Cumulus is about; I would have thought that it would make more sense to extract the Cumulus data and merge it with the manual readings in some external format.
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Re: Manual Entry

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Thanks Steve

On reflection I think you're right - at the moment I'm running three different buckets, two RG11's and a manual gauge so it makes sense to look at them outside Cumulus.

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