PyConAU 2010: Using Python in a scientific real-time data collection network

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Using Python in a scientific real-time data collection network

Presented by Dr. Paul Dyson (Bureau of Meteorology)

Python is being increasingly used within the Solar and Terrestrial Radiation Network at the Bureau of Meteorology. This Network consists of ten ground stations across Australasia that track the sun, measuring the irradiance of the sun and sky. This talk will outline the work of the Network, the changes resulting from the introduction of Python in 2005, and advantages and some difficulties of using Python.