Converges many River View Streams into a NuPIC HTM model

river, view, client, htm, nupic
pip install menorah==0.1.1



Menorah is a NuPIC experiment framework for River View.

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This project aims to make it easy to feed multiple streams of data into a NuPIC HTM model using live data already availale in River View. With a simple python script, you can run and plot predictions for River View data using many input streams that might contribute to the target prediction.


Check out the video tutorial!



First, you must install NuPIC however you wish. Then you can run:

pip install menorah

Data delivered directly to NuPIC

To stream data from River View into NuPIC, you need to know the river, stream, and field for each data feed.

Take the data feed

The pattern is /<river>/<stream>/data.html. To find the field, look at River View HTML interface to decide what data field is desired.

Each one is a list [river, stream, field], and they are provided to the Menora constructor in a list. For example:

from menorah import Menorah

sources = [
  ["ercot-demand", "system_wide_demand", "Demand"],

menorah = Menorah(sources, "experiments/ercot")

Working Directory

Menorah needs a working directory for its second constructor parameter, because NuPIC writes artifacts to the file system. Pass in a path to a working folder for menorah experiments.

Run multiple fields

I recommend running less than 8 fields in a single model, but you can configure as many as you wish. The example below attempts to better predict the number of "tree debris" 311 calls in Chicago and incorporates data from local weather stations. It also shows an example of aggregating a geospatial data feed to get event counts within an aggregation period.

from datetime import datetime

from menorah import Menorah

sources =  [
  ["chicago-311", "Tree Debris", "aggregate=1 day"],
  ["chicago-beach-weather", "Foster Weather Station", "humidity"],
  ["chicago-beach-weather", "Foster Weather Station", "interval_rain"],
  ["chicago-beach-water-quality", "Osterman Beach", "wave_height"],

menorah = Menorah(
  since=datetime(2015, 5, 20)


View the predictions

You can find a predictions.csv file in the working directory you specified. Or you can call runModel(plot=True) to plot with matplotlib.

Pro Tips

  • For geospatial data streams like portland-911, you can aggregate counts of events by providing an aggregation string instead of a field name. See and aggregate=1 day in the sources list.
  • Once you've swarmed once on a particular experiment, you can comment out the call to swarm() on subsequent runs.


  • Save Menorah instances, which should save the underlying model and the data cursors so the may be continued from the point where they left off.