Source code and supporting content for my Ruby Manor presentation on Data Visualisation with Ruby
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R R examples Dec 8, 2009
gnuplot Formatting Dec 9, 2009
google google charts api using gchartrb Dec 7, 2009
jfreechart Documentation for the jfreechart example. Dec 20, 2009
scruffy Example for scruffy Dec 8, 2009
tioga Tioga example code Dec 15, 2009
.gitignore gitignore Dec 9, 2009
slides.pdf Adding slides Dec 13, 2009
stock_data.rb Pulling data from yahoofinance to use for examples Dec 7, 2009


Data Visualisation with Ruby


There are many different ways of visualising data if you are a Ruby user. Included in this repository are code samples for the following libraries:

  • R
  • Gnuplot
  • Google Charts API
  • JFreeChart
  • Scruffy
  • Timetric
  • Tioga

These examples were used in a presentation I gave at the Ruby Manor conference in London in December 2009. The slides from that presentation are in this repository (slides.pdf), and a link to the video will be included when it is released.

What about Javascript?

If you're in the market for a charting/plotting library to use on your rails website, you may prefer a javascript library instead of a ruby-based server-side solution. Roberto Bicchierai has written up a good comparison of the available libraries.


If you have examples of data visualisation using these libraries, or indeed other libraries which I haven't covered, feel free to fork this project and add some samples.


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