During yesterday's workshop (Thu 12/3) we found a problem with Q1.
While it was possible to correctly download datafiles from the FuelWatch website using a web browser (such as
Firefox), it was not possible to do so with curl, as the website's links (URLs) are not directly to the CSV
files, but to requests to run a program on the website itself - quite a challenge for curl.
During yesterday's workshop we found the problem, and just skipped the sub-task asking you to use curl. I have
since modified the Exercise sheet.
If you tried using curl, it will have downloaded some information to your local disk, but it's not a file of
data, but an error message. So, just remove that file, using the 'rm' command, and use your browser to download
the required file.
We can, however, use curl to download files for Q3, from the Bureau of Meteorology website, with:
curl -o feb2020.csv https://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/202002/text/IDCJDW6111.202002.csv
Please feel free to ask any questions, here, if this is confusing.