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 Post subject: Graphs and Charts
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:33 pm 
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Its that time of year when I start fiddling with charts and graphs. I am no expert and looking for any help possible out there in ways to show graphically what the weather was like in 2012 etc

This is my first effort - Basic Min/Max Rainfall


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 Post subject: Re: Graphs and Charts
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:31 am 
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Nice graph, but not sure what it's showing!
Shouldn't it be mean temps?

I can see Darren flying over here any minute now!

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 Post subject: Re: Graphs and Charts
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:28 pm 
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Just had another look, ahh...it's December's figures. Nice one.

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 Post subject: Re: Graphs and Charts
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:33 pm 
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That's how I would show it. Its not too cluttered to have both Max and Min plus the rainfall.

I was a bit unsure about which month you were showing or which set of figures are which. More labelling needed! :lol:

Trouble is you'll need a graph for every month. I started to do this but got a bit fed up with it. I'm not sure how useful a graph of the whole year would be? Would it give easier comparisons between years - I think it would, and I would do it ........ but seem to have something else to do :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Graphs and Charts
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:36 pm 
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Your right with the labelling - I actually cheated and downloaded the basics from http://measuringtheweather.com/downloads/

It didnt come with any labels !! - I am trying the same graph over the complete year but I cant get it to work at the moment

I started this as I had wondered how Carl had calculated all his wet/rain days. I thought he had some master spreadsheet ? I suspect he has just added them up manually :twisted: I have now a wonderful spreadsheet that has done it for me

if anyone wants the code, let me know ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Graphs and Charts
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:03 pm 
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Yearly Max and Min only - basic


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 Post subject: Re: Graphs and Charts
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:32 pm 
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Another effort


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 Post subject: Re: Graphs and Charts
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:34 pm 
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Paul C wrote:
Another effort


My spreadsheet is 20 years old - Quattro Pro ver5!
I can do graphs but can't find anyway of saving as a jpeg.

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 Post subject: Re: Graphs and Charts
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:49 pm 
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Paul - I know that I'm the last one who should talk, BUT

the things with graphs is that before you start you need to know what it is that you want to show and how - then play around with it - as opposed to playing about with it and seeing if it shows you something that you like.

however, i like what you have done and I'm sure that you will develop it.

I would include barometric pressure as well and possibly a flat line for the monthly mean, which with the min+max will show how often the temp was above/below.

obviously it should be done by hand, on graph paper (not cheap) with 3/4 different coloured pens

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 Post subject: Re: Graphs and Charts
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:05 pm 
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obviously it should be done by hand, on graph paper (not cheap) with 3/4 different coloured pens

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