[IAEP] How to save Journal entries from multiple students to a single computer?

Raul Gutierrez Segales rgs at rieder.net.py
Fri May 14 18:34:07 EDT 2010

On Fri, 2010-05-14 at 21:56 +0200, Sascha Silbe wrote:

> On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 11:59:38AM -0500, David Han wrote:
> > *How can we take the data from the students' Journals and save it on a
> > single computer?*
> If you're using a school server (XS), it's probably easiest to use the 
> backup function (never tried it, so can't tell).

Based on the backup function, I wrote a script that calculates the total
number of Journal entries 
(among all users) for each activity. My idea was to infer the favorite
activities.. but I need 
some heuristics because counting created entries alone is kind of

Anyways, if its  of any use the code is here:


(the script name is get-journal-stats.py).


P.S.: I feed the output of the script to another (Ruby) script that
gives me nice pie charts.. 
but you could do that easily with almost anything (gnuplot, oocalc,

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