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Re: [O] Exploring data that is in org-mode format

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: [O] Exploring data that is in org-mode format
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:25:27 +0200

Dnia 2013-09-27, o godz. 10:18:15
Alan Schmitt <address@hidden> napisał(a):

> Hello,
> This question is slightly off-topic, but it may be of interest to
> people who have a lot of data entered in org-mode.
> The short version: what tools are available to explore data, typically
> stored in org-mode tables?
> The long version: I've tried an interesting website
> (https://tictrac.com/) whose goal is to gain some insight about
> ourselves by exploring some data we collect (think quantified self).
> I'm not happy with this site for three reasons:
> - I need to send it the data;
> - it focuses on health / activity data whereas there is much more that
> interests me (I for instance have weekly records of natural gas use
> in my gas-heated house and daily record of temperature average
> outside which I would love to compare);
> - it won't let you input arbitrary data (I asked about importing a CSV
> of my daily coffee consumption, they answered they require an external
> service to integrate the data).
> So I collect all this data because it's something I enjoy doing, and I
> would really like to explore it, from the comfortable position of my
> own computer. All of this data is in org-mode tables (or can be easily
> converted to org-mode table). Hence my questions: are there tools you
> would recommend? I'm not afraid of programming (I suspect an answer
> will be 'R'), but I would like pointers to tutorials to do these kind
> of things. The kind of things I would like to do are:
> - extract weekly or monthly tallies or estimation from data collected
> at irregular intervals;
> - compare data sources against each other;
> - estimate future trends based on past data (how much will my gas
> bill be?);
> - display the result in some kind of dashboard.
> Thanks a lot,

Interesting question.  And although it is probably of no use for me,
I'd love to see an Emacs-based tool to do that...

> Alan


Marcin Borkowski
Adam Mickiewicz University

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