GIStemp STEP1_bdb_to_text

The Python program

Here is the listing. The explanation will follow some months or weeks from now below, after the === bar.

#! /usr/bin/python

import sys, bsddb, stationstring, re, string

def main():
    if len(sys.argv) != 2 or not'\.bdb$', sys.argv[1]):
        print "usage: <bdb_file>"
    db_file = sys.argv[1]
    txt_file = re.sub(r'bdb$', 'txt', db_file)
    db = bsddb.hashopen(db_file, 'r')
    print "reading", db_file
    f = open(txt_file, 'w')
    print "creating", txt_file
    ids = string.split(db['IDS'])
    count = 0
    for id in ids:
        count = count + 1
        if count % 1000 == 0:
            print count
        s = db[id]
        st =
    print count

if __name__ == '__main__':


The analysis of this program will have to wait a fair while as I’m still finishing another step. It looks like it’s a well done library of utilities so I’ll likely leave it to the end.

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2 Responses to GIStemp STEP1_bdb_to_text

  1. Dan Hughes says:

    E. M. I have sent you e-mail about my attempt to get GISSTemp operational.

    I need some assistance with Python installation for STEP1.



  2. E.M.Smith says:

    I’ve responded to the email (and to the other posting on the other page here).

    Is your problem in the C libraries or in the Python install or?

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