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import nilmdb
from nilmdb.utils.printf import *
from nilmdb.utils import datetime_tz
from nilmdb.utils.time import parse_time, format_time

import sys
import re
import argparse

class ParseError(Exception):
def __init__(self, filename, linenum, error):
s = filename + ":" + str(linenum) + ": " + error
super(ParseError, self).__init__(error)

parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description = """\
Insert data from ethstream, either live (using the system time as a
reference) or prerecorded (using comments in the file as a reference).

The data is assumed to have been recorded at the specified rate.
Small discrepencies between the accumulated timestamps and the
reference time are ignored; larger discrepencies cause gaps to be
created in the stream. Overlapping data returns an error.
""", formatter_class = argparse.RawDescriptionHelpFormatter)
parser.add_argument("-u", "--url", action="store",
help="NilmDB server URL (default: %(default)s)")
parser.add_argument("-r", "--rate", action="store", default=8000, type=float,
help="Data rate in Hz (default: %(default)s)")
parser.add_argument("-l", "--live", action="store_true",
help="Live capture; use system time to verify rate")
parser.add_argument("path", action="store",
help="Path of stream, e.g. /foo/bar")
parser.add_argument("infile", type=argparse.FileType('r'), nargs='*',
default=[sys.stdin], help="Input files (default: stdin)")
args = parser.parse_args()

printf("Stream path: %s\n", args.path)
printf(" Data rate: %s Hz\n", repr(args.rate))

client = nilmdb.Client(args.url)

# data_ts is the timestamp that we'll use for the current line
# (increased by 1 / rate every line)
data_ts = None

# clock_ts is the imprecise "real" timestamp (from the filename,
# comments, or or system clock)
clock_ts = None

with client.stream_insert_context(args.path) as stream:
for f in args.infile:
printf("Processing %s\n",

# Try to get a real timestamp from the filename
clock_ts = parse_time(
printf("Clock time updated to %s\n", format_time(clock_ts))
except ValueError:

# Read each line
for (linenum, line) in enumerate(f):

# Any comments?
if line.contains('#'):
(line, comment) = line.split('#', 1)
line += '\n'
comment = None

# Figure out our best guess about the real time
clock_ts =
elif comment:
clock_ts = parse_time(comment).totimestamp()
printf("Clock time updated to %s\n", format_time(clock_ts))
except ValueError:

# If no content other than the newline, skip this line
if len(line) <= 1:

# Make a timestamp for this line
if data_ts is None:
if clock_ts is None:
err = "No idea what timestamp to use for the first line"
raise ParseError(, linenum, err)
clock_ts = data_ts
data_ts += 1.0 / args.rate

# If we have a real timestamp, compare it to the line
# timestamp, and make sure things are working out.
if clock_ts is not None:
if (data_ts - 10) > clock_ts:
# Accumulated line timestamps are in the future.
# If we were to set data_ts=clock_ts, we'd create
# an overlap, so we have to just bail out here.
err = sprintf("Data is coming in too fast: data time is %s "
"but clock time is only %s",
format_time(data_ts), format_time(clock_ts))
raise ParserError(, linenum, err)

if (data_ts + 10) < clock_ts:
# Accumulated line timetamps are in the past. We
# can just skip some time and leave a gap in the
# data.
printf("Skipping data timestamp forward from %s to %s "
"to match clock time\n",
format_time(data_ts), format_time(clock_ts))
data_ts = clock_ts

# Don't use this clock time anymore until we update it
clock_ts = None