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Introduction Houston is one of the worst places in the country for allergies. Since there is reasonably good data available, I thought I should analyze the pollen and mold data with an eye towards prediction - both short and mid range time scales. As with any project like this, step one is reading in and cleaning up the raw data. The data is available online as artisanal spreadsheets at https://www.

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Software Setup Download the software per excellent instructions in the user guide wget -qO - http://weewx.com/keys.html | sudo apt-key add - wget -qO - http://weewx.com/apt/weewx.list | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/weewx.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install weewx Answer several questions during install: Station Location: The Heights, Houston, Texas Lat/Long: 29.794878, -95.402820 Altitude: 83, foot Station Type: Vantage usb port: /dev/vpro Set up the usb port: sudo touch /dev/vpro sudo gvim /etc/udev/rules.

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Personal weather station conversion I have been running wview since June 23, 2012. It has been a reliable workhorse, but it doesn’t appear to be maintained any longer, and it does have a couple of issues. The new, improved open-source product seems to be weewx, so I’m migrating to that one. This is the story of that conversion. Preliminaries I know that my old database has some bad data in it, so the first thing I want to do is figure out where that bad data is, and fix it before I migrate the database.

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Alan Jackson

Retired Geophysicist, geophysical consultant, budding data scientist, trouble-maker.

Consultant and Chief Bottle Washer

Houston and Seattle