algorithmic modeling for Rhino

A grasshopper infographic of temperature data taken from Pachube. A custom interface built in grasshopper is used (via sliders) to set the parameters for the Pachube API, which is then sent to a Python script that does the work for pulling the .csv file from online, and the returned data is saved to a text file that is then re-read by Grasshopper, thus outputting this infographic.

Lines/fills were edited in Adobe Illustrator.

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Comment by Adam Laskowitz on February 20, 2013 at 11:56am

I could upload the definition, but I fear it may be hard to parse through, as I even have a hard time understanding what the hell I was doing at the time.

If you would like I can still upload, but I am afraid I won't have time to help parse through it for help. I am rebuilding it currently, but in Processing rather than Grasshopper as I need this for a web visualization.

Comment by mark jongman-sereno on January 30, 2013 at 11:19pm


im trying to do the same but source static info from an excel doc.

any chance you can upload your definition? 

Comment by Adam Laskowitz on August 23, 2012 at 12:08pm

Itai, I will try to dig it up.

Comment by Itai Cohen on March 24, 2012 at 5:58pm

Dear Adam,

I'm just trying to do the same, and I have not succeeded with either gHowl or Firefly.

Could you please share your script?




Comment by Adam Laskowitz on December 11, 2011 at 3:45pm

I did try this first through gHowl. Although, from what I can gather, it can not get as specific as I need to get in my analyzing/visualizing Pachube data. Such as specific streams from a specific thread, specific time spans both short-term (x axis) and long-term (y axis). From what I remember (I don't have grasshopper open right now) gHowl's Pachube component only gives you an overview of a specific feed.

Also, Firefly would be useful if these feeds were from my own sensors, alas they are not. I am doing research into visualizing other people's temperature feeds in/near London and comparing that to weather station data.

Thank you for the feedback though! 

Comment by Jacek Jaskólski on December 11, 2011 at 3:35pm

I'm wondering though why the need for a custom script + re-reading of a text file procedure, couldn't one of the Pachube Read components (either Firefly or gHowl) do the job directly? I mean I don't know, haven't played with those too much, just curious.





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