active_graph

github.com/kazjote/active_graph/tree/master

DESCRIPTION:

Gem which makes filling data for Gruff graphs based on ActiveRecord objects much easier.

FEATURES/PROBLEMS:

Good points:

  • Ease of use

  • Flexible

  • Created in model but enable to customize presentation in controller

Bad points:

  • Slow - requires many database calls (it is intended to create cacheable graphs)

  • Do not allow to customize options after model is loaded (TODO)

SYNOPSIS:

The simplies case (mosts are defaults - you probably won't use it):

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
  active_graph :posts,
      :series => {:submited_posts => {:value => :count_have_posts_between, :caption => "posts"}}

  def self.count_have_posts_between(min, max)
    count(:all, :conditions => "posts_count > #{min} AND posts_count <= #{max}")
  end
end

Now, featured one. It will create a line graph, which

* starts at User.start_time,
* end one week later
* shows data with 1 day step
* defines x_axis with formated labels
* presents 2 data series

 class User < ActiveRecord::Base

   active_graph :new_posts,
     :type => :line,
     :start => Proc.new {@@start_time}, :end => Proc.new { @@start_time + 1.week },
     :step => 1.day,
     :x_axis => {:interval => 3, :method => Proc.new {|time| time.strftime("%d-%m") }},
     :width => 100,
     :series => {:submited_posts => {:value => :count_have_posts_between, :caption => "posts"},
       :submited_posts2 => {:value => :count_have_posts2_between, :caption => "posts2"}}

   def self.count_have_posts_between(min, max); end
   def self.count_have_posts2_between(min, max); end

 end

Statistic on user age?

active_graph :age, :type => :bar,
  :start => 0, :end => 100, :step => 10,
  :x_axis => {:interval => 1, :method => Proc.new {|age| "#{age}-#{age + 10}" }},
  :series => {
    :age => {:value => :count_aged_between, :caption => "Age" }
  }

Now, create an action in your controller:

class UsersController < ApplicationController
  def new_posts_graph
    graph = User.new_posts_graph
    send_data graph.to_blob, :type => "image/png", :disposition => "inline",
      :filename => "new_users_graph.png"
  end
end

graph is a normal Gruff object, so you can customize presentation before rendering.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • gem 'activesupport' >= 2.0.2

  • gem 'metaid' >= 1.0

  • gem 'gruff' >= 0.3.1

It can run without Rails (testcase does not use rails at all).

INSTALL:

  • sudo gem install active_graph

In your envrionment.rb:

config.gem "metaid"
config.gem "gruff"
config.gem "active_graph"

If you have older rails you can load it with initializer or directly in your model:

require 'gruff'
require 'active_graph'

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
  extend ActiveGraph::ActiveRecordExtension
  ...
end

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

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