Weekly Welcome 4 January, 2019

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Welcome to the first Weekly Welcome of 2019! Hope you all had a great holiday season and are ready to jump into the new year with new projects and new ideas. In this post, we like to welcome new members to the GitHub Community Forum and make it easy to find out about some of the week’s hottest topics and important events.

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Hah! That’s a funny post. At least, I think so.

Hello!  I am looking to mainly practice my python programming skills in actual projects to kill time while at work.  I have some interest in AI and have practiced a little on Kaggle using tensorflow, pandas, scikit, and matplotlib.  If anyone has any beginner stuff they can point me to, I wouldn’t mind the direction!

Hello! I am SamuraiOwl. I make music and put it on my website, samuraiowl.github.io - which, in case you didn’t notice, was made using GitHub!

Welcome, @samuraiowl we’re glad you are here. 

Hi @surfguy11,

Welcome! We are happy to have you here. 

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There is an sqlite3 database. It has 6 columns; a datetime.datetime stamp; data in column_two, data in column_three, data in column_four and comments in column_five. There are presently 500,000 rows of data and about 7,000 are added every day. The project is to make sense of this large set of data.
If this has never been done, then it represents a significant development project. I feel slight encouragement that this application is not all that unusual. Imagine an automatic weather station. How about an automated sensor that counts cars through an intersection, or customers going into a movie theater. Or a careful monitor of a HVAC system in a commercial building. Or an automated monitor on a industrial system that makes widgets. The personal theme is that I need help!

I have an arduino based science project. I am wondering about accepted physical constants. Is gravity truly constant? I have three pendulums that have been ticking away for many months and have 700K rows of data in a sqlite3 database. I see a massive software development project to make a platform that will sort through all these numbers.

What am I trying to achieve? For example, what is the average number between 1:00 am and 2:00am. This would mean the average number every day at this time! This would generate one number a day or 365 numbers a year. That would be cool. I have three pendulums. If variations in one pendulum are seen in the others, then that would be interesting. I watch the number pretty closely and see a bit os strange stuff. There are variations and the variations do not seem very regular. I would love to be able to look at the standard deviations in the same way. Are there patterns in the irregularities? The Arduino software (C++) gives me seconds to a millionth of a second! The sort of deviations I am looking at would never be significant in a clock.

After years and even decades of experience with other languages, I have dived into Python. I love it. It is complex and scary. Yes, but it can be very easy to accomplish very difficult things. FORTRAN is a language? Okay. Python is a language, like a spoken language and I am approaching it on that level. I practice and practice and go over the same code again and again so I can gain fluency.

I recently, this morning, made a big leap; I see how to SELECT * WHERE time_column between (‘this time’ and ‘that time’). Thank you Stack Exchange. But I cannot do this myself! I need help.

Hi @mrphysh!

Welcome! We’re glad to have you hear. Sounds like you’ve got quite the interesting project going on. If you’re looking for collaborators, you might consider taking this information and creating a post in the Programming Help and Discussion board. It would be especially helpful if you could also include in that post what sort of help you’re looking for or what specific thing you need help with.

Hope you find the help that you’re looking for!

Just wanted to drop in and say Hi to all, and to introduce myself a little. Name is Rick, I am learning as much as I can about programming, coding, etc, and could use as much help as possible. Thank you in advance and I surely look forward to getting to know you. 


Hey Rick, where is morty?


Happy new year