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VStar and Apass/Bsm plugins

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akjalam2
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VStar and Apass/Bsm plugins

 

Using :

VStar 2.15.1 (svn revision 984)

Mac Os 10.8.3

Java 7 update 21

Vstar works fine with New star From AAVSO Database.

 

But.

I can not open Apass or Bsm Epoch Potometry database files from Vstar/File (Plugins)

I get this error message from java consol:

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network: Cachepost not found [url: http://tombstone.physics.mcmaster.ca/BSM/conesearch_filter_cr.php?radeg=..., version: null]

network: Connecting http://tombstone.physics.mcmaster.ca/BSM/conesearch_filter_cr.php?radeg=... with proxy DIRECT

network: Connecting socket://tombstone.physics.mcmaster.ca:80 with  proxy DIRECT

cache: http://tombstone.physics.mcmaster.ca/BSM/conesearch_filter_cr.php?radeg=... is not cacheable.

java.lang.NumberFormatException: For input string: "The 'radeg' argument must be a valid number.<br />"

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I have tried diffrent formats and diffrent Ra/Dec (in Deg) but the "The 'radeg' argument must be a valid number.<br />" pops up always.

I have tried to download direct from http://www.aavso.org/search-bright-star-monitor-epoch-photometry-database

and by saving cvs (Simle format) i can show that file in Vstar (using Open File) (i use same coordinates as accsess Bsm/Apass epoch database )

If i download APASS data from  http://www.aavso.org/download-apass-data there is no simple format to download filedataas and they can not be shown.

So why cant I accsess Apass/Bsm   Epoch Potometry database ?

Firewall on my MAc is WideOpen :) and i do get a socet connection in Java Consol too.

 

 

//Pierre

 

HQA
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plugins

Hi Pierre,

You have been "caught" in the usual American-European formatting problem.  Use periods in your numbers rather than commas.

Arne

akjalam2
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Arne. I already tried using

Arne.

I already tried using . notation too.

If i look for ex R Leo in BSM database and put in these coo:

 146.88954 11.42881

 

 

 The output from java consol using . notation becomes

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 network: Cachepost not found [url: http  tombstone.physics.mcmaster.ca/BSM/conesearch_filter_cr.php?radeg=146,000000&decdeg=11,000000&raddeg=0,001000&filter=B, version: null]

network: connected  http://tombstone.physics.mcmaster.ca/BSM/conesearch_filter_cr.php?radeg=... med proxy DIRECT

network: socket://tombstone.physics.mcmaster.ca:80 med proxy DIRECT

network: Cachepostnot found [url: http tombstone.physics.mcmaster.ca/BSM/conesearch_filter_cr.php?radeg=146,000000&decdeg=11,000000&raddeg=0,001000&filter=B, version: null]

network: Ansluter http://tombstone.physics.mcmaster.ca/BSM/conesearch_filter_cr.php?radeg=... med proxy DIRECT

network: Ansluter socket://tombstone.physics.mcmaster.ca:80 med proxy DIRECT

cache: http://tombstone.physics.mcmaster.ca/BSM/conesearch_filter_cr.php?radeg=... is not cacheable.

cache: MemoryCache: removed entry http://www.aavso.org/files/vstar/vstar.jnlp

java.lang.NumberFormatException: For input string: "The 'radeg' argument must be a valid number.<br />"

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Seems like my coo input gets trunkated.

And there is the , notation still in the output even that i am using . notaion

 

Strange.

 

I have tried to change the keyboard settings to American Keyboard too without any luck.

 

Pierre

 

akjalam2
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Upsidedown world

Well I finally got it working.

I changed the system settings to use American Region

I then tried to input  146.88954 +11.42881   -no luck with american . 

but using

 146,88954 +11,42881 - works with , and American Region set.

So with European  region set it doesnt matter whatever , or . you use - dosnt work

With American region set it works with european , but not with american .

So my bug report is to check the code (plugins for BSM/APASS ?) for using both american/European decimal.  

/Pierre

David Benn
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Bug report created; I understand the problem...

Hi Pierre, Arne

Apologies for missing this one. Localisation is something I've paid a lot of attention to in the past. This is a somewhat different case. I have created a SourceForge ticket that describes the problem and the solution:

 https://sourceforge.net/p/vstar/bugs-and-features/373/

As mentioned there, it will require a new VStar release (along with a rebuild and re-release of the 2 plugins).

Let me know if you can't view the ticket or if you have questions.

More later.

David

David Benn
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This bug has been fixed now

This bug has been fixed now and will be in a new release, early next week at the latest.

Thanks to Pierre for reporting and helping to confirm the fix.

David

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