Entries by Sergei Rodionov

Measuring Cloud Oktas from Outer Space

This article describes the approach undertaken by data scientists at Axibase to calculate cloud cover using satellite imagery from the Japanese Himawari 8 satellite. Today, cloud cover is measured using automated weather stations, specifically ceilometers and sky imager instruments. The ceilometer is an upward pointed laser that calculates the time required for the laser to reflect […]

Tracking the popularity of programming languages on Stack Exchange

Axibase has been tracking the popularity of programming languages on Stackoverflow. The Stack Exchange API V2.2 allows tracking of the number of questions asked and answered for a particular topic using tags. The method used to track programming language questions is: /tags/{tags}/info This method returns the total number of questions asked about a programming language […]