Retrieving the full-year records


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Retrieving the full-year records

The full year records of deep more weather data are located in the data/dm directory of the ponderay website. They're all named the same way. Environmental, underscore, data. Underscore followed by the year then .txt. According to this listing, the files are quite large. The ten files add up to ta total of just over 29 megabytes. So rather than attempt to access them remotely, I think it's best to download them and then work with them locally.

One way to get copies of these files is to right click the link of each one and then save link as. But since we're using PHP, let's create a script to do it for us. The first thing that we need is the URL. So if we can copy from the address from the browser, and then go to our editing program. And we need to create a new PHP file. And save that as get_full_years.php.

By default, PHP scripts automatically terminate after 30 seconds. So unless you've got a really fast internet connected, that's too short to download all the files. So we need to...

Retrieving the full-year records
Video duration: 5m 20s 4h 44m Intermediate Updated Dec 16, 2014

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