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Pondus README

Pondus is a personal weight manager that keeps track of your body weight and, optionally, the percentage of bodyfat, muscle and water. It aims to be simple to use, lightweight and fast. All data can be plotted to get a quick overview of the history of your weight. A simple weight planner allows one to define ``target weights'' and this plan can be compared with the actual measurements in a plot.

For installation instructions read INSTALL.

Homepage with Bugtracker: http://bitbucket.org/eike/pondus/

Mailing List: <mailto:pondus-dev@lists.berlios.de[]>

Requirements:

  • python (>= 2.5)
  • pygtk (>= 2.12)

Usage:

Pondus can be started from the command line with pondus or from the menu of your desktop environment.

The following command line options are available:

--version show program's version number and exit
-h, --help show a help message and exit
-i FILE, --input=FILE
 read data from FILE instead of the standard location

By default, the user data is stored in ~/.pondus/user_data.xml and is written to this file automatically on exit, so you don't have to worry about saving the data you entered.

All functionality is available via the toolbar or via keyboard/mouse shortcuts. The following shortcuts are currently used:

CTR-a add new dataset CTR-d, Delete delete selected dataset CTR-e, Return, Double-click edit selected dataset CTR-p plot weight vs time CTR-q quit pondus

To improve the workflow, the add dialog is initialized with the current date and the last measured weight. Both date and weight can be incremented/decremented by one day/0.1kg(lbs) by pressing + or -, respectively. Pressing Enter in one of the entry fields is a shortcut for clicking the OK-button.

A simple weight planner allows you to define future ``target weights'', i.e. the weight you want to have at some future date. After enabling the weight planner in the preferences, a selector at the bottom of the main window determines whether you are currently editing the weight measurements or the weight plan.

The im-/export dialogs allow to im-/export weight data from/to other applications such as SportsTracker or any program supporting CSV of the form 2008-03-26,81.3.