A GUI for plotting PV data soln
1 IntroductionIn assignment 1 you wrote a simple tool for getting data from PV arrays. For this assignment you will write a GUI for plotting this data. A user of your program will be able to choose a date, which PV array to look at and what data is to be plotted. 2 Assignment Tasks For each class and method that you write you need to provide a suitable comment giving a description and where necessary the type and any preconditions. You should use the triple-quote commenting style. 2.1 Download ﬁle The ﬁle assign2.py is for your assignment. Add your name and student number in the space provided. When you have completed your assignment you will submit the ﬁle assign2.py containing your solution to the assignment. The ﬁle already contains some code (in two parts). Do not modify any of this code! The ﬁrst part should be left at the beginning of the ﬁle and consists of some import statements and support code. The second part should appear at the end of your code. NOTE: You will lose marks if you don’t follow these instructions. 1 2.2 Write the code Finally, write your solution to the assignment making sure you have included suitable comments. Your solution should include at least the following classes. 2.2.1 PVData Class This class is used to hold the PV data for a given date. This class must deﬁne at least the following methods. You are required to use a dictionary to store the array power data. You should also use separate lists to store the temperature and sunlight data. • __init__(self) that initializes the PV data to use yesterday’s data. • change_date(self, date) changes the data to be for the given date (making this date the ‘current date’). If the same date is used (i.e. no change) then it must not extract the same data from the server again. • get_date(self) that returns the date for the stored data. • get_time(self, time_index) that returns the time for the given index of the time data. • get_temperature(self) that returns the list of temperature values for the current date. • get_sunlight(self) that returns the list of sunlight values for the current date. • get_power(self, array) that returns the list of power output for the current date and the the given array (the array name). • get_cumulative_energy(self, array) (for CSSE7030 students only) computes and returns the list of cumulative power values for the current date and the the given array (the array name). Example (given the length of data, we have used slicing below to extract a small sublist, also only the error messages are displayed - not the traceback) 2 pvd = PVData() pvd.change_date(’13-09-2014’) pvd.get_date() ’13-09-2014’ pvd.get_time(300) ’10:00’ pvd.get_temperature()[300:304] [22.0, 22.0, 21.5, 21.5] pvd.get_sunlight()[300:304] [252.7, 252.7, 216.3, 216.3] pvd.get_power(’UQ Centre, St Lucia’)[300:304] [80495, 74765, 68285, 65250] pvd.get_power(’All Arrays Combined’)[300:304] [288155, 270165, 248465, 239472] pvd.get_cumulative_energy(’All Arrays Combined’)[300:304] [99963090, 100233255, 100481720, 100721192] get_data_for_date(’’) ValueError: No date given. get_data_for_date(’20-10-2050’) ValueError: Date must be before today. get_data_for_date(’20_10_2014’) ValueError: Invalid date: ’20_10_2014’ 2.2.2 Plotter Class This class is responsible for doing the plotting and should inherit from Canvas. 2.2.3 OptionsFrame Class This class is the ’widget’ used for choosing options and should inherit from Frame. It consists of the following: • A row of three Checkbutton’s so the user can choose what data is to be displayed (Power, Temperature and Sunlight ). • An Entry box where the user can enter a date. • A Button to apply the choice of date. • An OptionMenu allowing the user to choose which array to display data for. (The default choice is All Arrays Combined.) • A row of three Radiobutton’s to choose between No Power, Instantaneous Power and Cumulative Power. • A row of two Checkbutton’s so the user can choose what data (other than power) is to be displayed (Temperature and Sunlight). • An Entry box where the user can enter a date. • A Button to apply the choice of date and array choice. • An OptionMenu allowing the user to choose which array to display data for. (The default choice is All Arrays Combined.) 2.2.4 PVPlotApp Class This is the top-level class for the GUI. It is responsible for creating and managing instances of the above classes. At the top of the application the current date is displayed and if the left mouse button is clicked (and held down) a vertical line is drawn on the canvas and the data at that time, along with the time, is displayed next to the date. Dragging will shift the line and change the data displayed. The displayed data values should correspond to the values which are visible in the plot (e.g. only show the temperature at the top if the temperature checkbox is selected). 4 Note that, if the user enters an invalid date string, or if the date is valid but out of range (e.g. in the future) then the support ﬁle code will raise an exception. You need to catch such exceptions and display them in a po-up tkMessageBox window. Details of the required GUI layout is shown in the examples listed below. CSSE1001 and CSSE7030 students must adhere to the CSSE1001 layout and CSSE7030 layout respectively. NOTE: You must use pack (rather than grid) to do your GUI layout. 2.3 Examples The course web page contains the following examples. • Screenshots showing the GUI in use (CSSE1001 layout) • Screenshots showing the GUI in use (CSSE7030 layout) • Screencast showing the application in action. 2.4 Hints For OptionsFrame, when the user changes the date or the PV array the system needs to possibly fetch new data and to then display the required data. In order to do this you need to call a method of PVPlotApp. This can be achieved in one of two ways - make the PVPlotApp object or the required method an argument to the OptionsFrame constructor. For Plotter you will need to access the plot data. Probably the simplest approach is to make the PVData object an argument to the Plotter constructor. You might also ﬁnd it useful to access the OptionsFrame object and a method to change what is displayed at the top of the application window. For redrawing, either because the window has been resized or because the data to be displayed has changed, it’s easiest to delete everything on the canvas (delete(ALL)) and draw all the required lines and polygons again. 5 3 Assessment and Marking Criteria In addition to providing a working solution to the assignment problem, the assessment will involve discussing your code submission with a tutor. This discussion will take place in the practical session you have signed up to in week 12. You must attend that session in order to obtain marks for the assignment. In preparation for your discussion with a tutor you may wish to consider: • any parts of the assignment that you found particularly diﬃcult, and how you overcame them to arrive at a solution; • whether you considered any alternative ways of implementing a given function; • where you have known errors in your code, their cause and possible solutions (if known). It is also important that you can explain to the tutor how each of the functions that you have written operates (for example, if you have used a for loop or a while loop in a function, why this was the right choice). Marks will be awarded based on a combination of the correctness of your code and on your understanding of the code that you have written. A technically correct solution will not elicit a pass mark unless you can demonstrate that you understand its operation. We will mark your assignment according to the following criteria. Criteria Mark Your code is mostly complete, correct, clear, succinct and well commented. You are able to explain your code. 8 - 10 Your code has some problems OR you have some problems explaining your code. 4 - 7 Your code is clearly incomplete, incorrect, too complex or hard to understand OR you have major problems explaining your code. 1 - 3 Your work has little or no academic merit. 0 6 A partial solution will be marked. If your partial solution causes problems in the Python interpreter please comment out that code and we will mark that. Please read the section in the course proﬁle about plagiarism.
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