Recurrence

A simple library to handle recurring events.

Installation

gem install recurrence

Usage

require "rubygems"
require "recurrence"

# Daily
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :day)
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :day, :interval => 9)
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :day, :repeat => 7)
r = Recurrence.daily(options = {})

# Weekly
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :week, :on => 5)
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :week, :on => :monday)
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :week, :on => [:monday, :friday])
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :week, :on => [:monday, :wednesday, :friday])
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :week, :on => :friday, :interval => 2)
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :week, :on => :friday, :repeat => 4)
r = Recurrence.weekly(:on => :thursday)

# Monthly by month day
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :month, :on => 15)
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :month, :on => 31)
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :month, :on => 7, :interval => 2)
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :month, :on => 7, :interval => :monthly)
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :month, :on => 7, :interval => :bimonthly)
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :month, :on => 7, :repeat => 6)
r = Recurrence.monthly(:on => 31)

# Monthly by week day
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :month, :on => :first, :weekday => :sunday)
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :month, :on => :third, :weekday => :monday)
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :month, :on => :last,  :weekday => :friday)
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :month, :on => :last,  :weekday => :friday, :interval => 2)
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :month, :on => :last,  :weekday => :friday, :interval => :quarterly)
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :month, :on => :last,  :weekday => :friday, :interval => :semesterly)
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :month, :on => :last,  :weekday => :friday, :repeat => 3)

# Yearly
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :year, :on => [7, 4]) # => [month, day]
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :year, :on => [10, 31], :interval => 3)
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :year, :on => [:jan, 31])
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :year, :on => [:january, 31])
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :year, :on => [10, 31], :repeat => 3)
r = Recurrence.yearly(:on => [:january, 31])

# Limit recurrence
# :starts defaults to Date.today
# :until defaults to 2037-12-31
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :day, :starts => Date.today)
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :day, :until => '2010-01-31')
r = Recurrence.new(:every => :day, :starts => Date.today, :until => '2010-01-31')

# Getting an array with all events
r.events.each {|date| puts date.to_s }  # => Memoized array
r.events!.each {|date| puts date.to_s } # => reset items cache and re-execute it
r.events(:starts => '2009-01-01').each {|date| puts date.to_s }
r.events(:until => '2009-01-10').each {|date| puts date.to_s }
r.events(:starts => '2009-01-05', :until => '2009-01-10').each {|date| puts date.to_s }

# Iterating events
r.each { |date| puts date.to_s } # => Use items method
r.each! { |date| puts date.to_s } # => Use items! method

# Check if a date is included
r.include?(Date.today) # => true or false
r.include?('2008-09-21')

# Get next available date
r.next   # => Keep the original date object
r.next! # => Change the internal date object to the next available date

Troubleshooting

If you're having problems because already have a class/module called Recurrence that is conflicting with this gem, you can require the namespace and create a class that inherits from SimplesIdeias::Recurrence.

require "recurrence/namespace"

class RecurrentEvent < SimplesIdeias::Recurrence
end

r = RecurrentEvent.new(:every => :day)

If you're using Rails/Bundler or something like that, remember to override the :require option.

# Gemfile
source :rubygems

gem "recurrence", :require => "recurrence/namespace"

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License

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