If you saw Hilary Parker‘s awesome post Sunsets in Google Calendar using R and got all excited about it, but have no idea how to use R, fear not. This post will help you go the distance!
First, install R. I myself use MacPorts
Susnset statue of Liberty (Photo credit: Adorenomis)
, so I did:
$ sudo port install R
which took a while and had a lot of dependencies, but whatevs, it eventually worked…
Next, save Hilary’s create_sunset_cal.R file somewhere on your computer.
Open that up and modify it to use your own sunset location and lat/lon coordinates (I used Google Maps and looked at the lat/lon coordinates in the URL to fill in the data I wanted). Save it.
Now, in that same folder, open an R prompt like so and do the following:
… (follow the prompts here, choose a mirror, etc.)
then <control> + d to exit your R session.
Congrats, you should now see a file called `sunset.csv`, hooray!
Thanks for the awesome write-up Hilary.