I am playing around with Python and naturally I am using brewing to inspire projects. I am not a programmer. I'm hoping the forum can help in two ways.
First, the BeerXML
standard look woebegone. How useful is this standard? I thought all the major recipe apps supported it. Specifically, I'm wondering if there is a standard for recording temperature data over time, sort of like a "FermXML". It might include outside temp, inside temp, a gravity reading. My semi-ambitious goal is to graph the temperature changes for inside and outside against the SG of several beer batches. I am hoping this is a useful way to visualize how the ambient temperature effects fermentation, which is a concern when I use swamp coolers. IF there's a standard way to represent this data, I'd prefer to start off that way.
Second, I need data of the type described above. I can fake some of it. But ideally, I'd like some actual SG readings over time with fermenation temp (and hydrometer deflection if applicable) in .CSV format. I am hoping that I can get the ambient, outdoor temp from the Internet.
To reinforce, I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm doing it wrong. I'm only trying to learn. In fact, I'm trained as a political scientist, which makes me an outlier among brewers much less brewing programmers. So any advice is helpful.