How many data sources at once?

Is it only possible to have two data sources at once now?
I thought you could add more using the Edit Place option, but that has changed recently.

For a 10 day forecast I would like to have:
MetroFrance ARPEGE (first 2.5 days)
DWD ICON Global (next 2.5 days)
NOAA GFS (last 5 days)
Is this still possible?

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Hi @jolley,

I’m getting a little confused. This may be a misunderstanding. Can you email me with the debug log?

Originally, you had to choose a data source for a place but for the last 6+ months, this choice was moved to the drop-down menu on the main screen with the map. Hence, the redundancy in the “Edit Place” screen.

Since version 3.228, I removed the source option in the “Edit Place” dialog since it did nothing.

Cheers, Duane.

Cheers, Duane.

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Sorry for the confusion, I grabbed that “old” screenshot from https://flowx.io/help/advanced/hindcast/ :slight_smile:

I could easily be mistaken but was thinking back to over 6 months ago, I thought I was able to have more than 2 data sources on the graph at once. I simply wanted to check whether I am dreaming or whether the new drop-down method has now limited it to 2 for a simpler user interface.

Either way, do you think it would be possible to have 3 data sources on the same graph - or does this sound too tricky to implement?

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@jolley single data source but you can press and hold graph when option list opens select “Compare” then you can view multiple data sources to compare them.

Thanks for the reply.

Actually not a single data source, on my 10 day graph it shows two, the selected one and a longer range one:
MetroFrance ARPEGE (for the first 2.5 days)
NOAA GFS (for the next 7.5 days)

I’ve not used the compare feature before so really glad you told me how to do it. It’s a great feature and works well. Well pleased.

Cheers,
Paul

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Ha, ha :slight_smile:

When you get sick of long-press and clicking “Compare”, you can just double-tap on the graph :slight_smile:

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:grin::grin: I’m passing on old info :sob::sob:

@jolley just realized what you were saying yes depending on what you select it will show multiple because some data sources only show data for a short number of hours/days

It’s still valuable info for jolley.

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Yeah, that’s what I was getting at :smile:

All good info thanks both for your prompt replies, loving the compare feature - keep up the good work!

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Just found this somewhere online, I guess this image is well outdated but shows what I was trying to explain to start with - see how there are 3 data sources on the same graph?

Anyway, the double-tap compare feature is keeping me happy.

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You need Gold to get higher resolution data which allows you to mix HRRR, NAM 3km and GFS in the USA, or Cosmo-D2, ICON-EU and ICON in Germany.

Cheers, Duane.

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Hi Duane,

Sorry I think you may be missing my point - it’s not about the specific data sources, it’s about showing more than 2 on a graph. The image above shows 3. It looks like there’s 1.5 days of HRRR followed by 1.5 days of NAM followed by about 2 days of GFS. I’m not sure whether this is possible to do in the current version of the app even if you have Gold subscription?

In my case I was enquiring whether I could configure my 10 day graph to have ARPEGE, ICON Global and NOAA GFS on the same graph.

ARPEGE has 2.5 days forecast (use this for day 0 to 2.5)
ICON Global has 5 days forecast (use this for day 2.5 to day 5)
GFS has over 10 days forecast (use this for day 5 to day 10)

Hope this helps to explain (a bit) better.

Cheers,
Paul

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Oh, you’re asking whether a Data Source editor exists. No, it’s on my todo list to allow users to create their own combinations.

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Yeah that’s right! :smiley:
Not top priority though because the compare feature is great :+1:

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