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Downloading Waterfall Plot Images

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tapas1982
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Is there any tutorial to learn the process of programmatically downloading waterfall plots and then uploading them after analysis?

herpy
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I have been slowly trying to

I have been slowly trying to figure out how to find signals programmatically but it looks like you are way further along than I will ever get. Here are some I found using my eyes that I use to try to figure out how to find them automatically. A few of the pictures probably don't have signals in them just something caught my eye at the time. Each zip file has the signals I saw out of 8738 total pictures each 1000 pixels wide. Each pixel is 1hz and each row is around 1 second of data I think.  

http://setiquest.org/wiki/index.php/Windows_setiQuest_Data_tutorial#Pict...

tapas1982
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Thanks for the comment

Hi,

I saw the link.I am working to develop programs using Java.And I am on Mac platform.I am not very familiar with C/C++.

I will appreciate if you may outline the idea of how to download the waterfall plots from Amazon cloud using  program.If it is possible I will be happy to know how the directory and files are anmed.Is there any information regarding this.I am new to this research and will appreciate any help from the community.

herpy
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I don't think you can

I don't think you can download the data they use for setilive and I don't exactly know how they do their waterfall plots.

The data I used is from http://setiquest.org/wiki/index.php/SetiQuest_Data_Links

which generated pictures like these
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/56988145/2010-11-05-HD172175-1420_1-8bit.zip

not sure if that is useful to what you are trying to do.  

tapas1982
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Thanks Herpy, It will be

Thanks Herpy,

It will be great to learn how do they generate the plots in SETI live and if we can generate that programatically.Tht will be another interesting format of input.

If anyone has any idea please share it.

sigblips
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Lou answered your question

Lou answered your question here:

http://talk.setilive.org/discussions/DSL1001ykh

and

http://talk.setilive.org/discussions/DSL1001tw7

You can generate your own waterfalls using the setiQuest data but you sound like you're only interested in processing waterfalls so your best bet will most likely be waiting for SETI Live to add a download feature as Lou mentioned.