August 15th, 2009

trivial weather nowcaster gets better, tee sucks

Trivial weather nowcaster (at SourceForge, CVS only, no file releases) is now getting useful -- as in predicting rain 15 minutes ahead :-). I also learned a bit of python on it; by using array manipulation properly, code sped up 50 times.

But... it shows how much
sucks. I want to run the simulation with
nowcast | tee results
, so that I can both see the results and have a log file -- simulations are few hours in some cases. Unfortunately, libc buffering and tee conspire to make that unusable :-(.