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How to download your sensor data in table format

GROW has developed a program for any participants who are interested in downloading their sensor data in table format, for use in their own analysis.

If you are having problems with your sensor data we may also ask you to download your data to help us investigate the problem.

Below are full instructions for how to download and run the program.

After you have download the data, you can use this Excel template to visualise it in graphs.

Step 1

Download the My Data program using the relevant link below.

Windows
Mac

(If you’re using a Mac, check the additional instructions below).

Instructions for Mac users

Open the application called Terminal

Enter ‘cd’ followed by the location of the folder where ‘My Data’ is stored.

For example:
cd /Users/sjones/Downloads

Press enter.

Paste this into Terminal: chmod +x MyData

Press enter.

Step 2

Double click the program to open it.

Instructions for Mac users

Before you can open the program, you may need to give permission.

Open the ‘System Preferences application. Go to ‘Security & Privacy’.
See the ‘Allow apps downloaded from’ section. Click the button to enable ‘My Data’ to open.

Step 3

A window will open that asks for ‘username’. Enter the email address on your Flower Power account.

You are then asked for your Flower Power password. The characters of the password might not appear on screen as you are typing them, but just press enter when you are finished.

You will see ‘Login successful’ and a list of all your sensor serial numbers.

Step 4

A CSV file for every sensor has also been created and saved to your computer.
The files are called ‘Flower power 9D58.csv’, with the ID number changing to match the ID of your sensor.

You will probably find these CSV files in the Documents folder or in the root folder of your computer’s hard drive. If you can’t locate them, search your computer for ‘flower power’ or for files of CSV type.

If you have any problems with this process, please email technical@growobservatory.org and let us know if you’re using Windows, Mac or Linux.

Updated on 20th September 2019

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