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Chart

Chart is a wrapper for the excellent ChartDirector library. It does not cover all charts; only those I need!

Supported charts: grouped bars

Installation

Installing ChartDirector

  1. Download ChartDirector for Ruby at http://www.advsofteng.com/download.html
  2. Extract the files
  3. Run ruby install.rb

Installing Chart

You can use it as gem or plugin:

sudo gem install fnando-chart --source=http://gems.github.com

or

script/plugin install git://github.com/fnando/chart.git

Usage

Just require the Chart library.

require "chart"

Bars

# set some data
data  = [3600.99, 1479.00, 900.10]

chart = Chart::Bar.new({
  :width => 400,
  :height => 240,
  :data => data,
  :margins   => [50, 25],
  :plot_area => [320, 180],
  :labels => %w(Ruby Python Erlang),
  :multicolor => false,
  :angle => 45
})

chart.write("bar.png")

Result:

Bars chart

To display custom fields, use :extra_labels with :label_format:

# set some data
data  = [3600.99, 1479.00, 900.10]

chart = Chart::Bar.new({
  :width => 400,
  :height => 240,
  :data => data,
  :margins   => [50, 25],
  :plot_area => [320, 180],
  :legend => %w(Ruby Python Erlang),
  :multicolor => true,
  :label_format => "{={field0} * 1.6/1000|0}K ({field1})",
  :inside => true,
  :extra_fields => [[3000, 2000, 1600], ["FOO", "BAR", "LOL"]]
})

Result:

Bars chart with custom fields and label format

Multicolor Bars

# set some data
data  = [3600.99, 1479.00, 900.10]

chart = Chart::Bar.new({
  :width => 400,
  :height => 240,
  :legend => %w(Ruby Python Erlang),
  :data => data,
  :margins   => [50, 25],
  :plot_area => [320, 180],
  :labels => %w(Jan Feb Mar),
  :multicolor => true,
  :label_format => nil
})

chart.write("multicolorbar.png")

Result:

Multicolor Bars chart

Grouped Bars

# set some data
in_data  = [3600.99, 1479.00, 900.10]
out_data = [728.77, 356.98, 1100.00]

chart = Chart::GroupedBar.new({
  :width => 400,
  :height => 240,
  :colors => [Chart::GREEN, Chart::RED],
  :legend => %w(In Out),
  :data => [in_data, out_data],
  :margins   => [50, 25],
  :plot_area => [320, 180],
  :labels => %w(Jan Feb Mar)
})

chart.write("groupedbar.png")

Result:

Grouped Bars chart

Pie

# set some data
data    = [1000, 500, 300, 30]

# set the legend
legend  = ["Ruby", "Python", "Erlang", "PHP"]

chart = Chart::Pie.new({
  :width      => 400,
  :height     => 250,
  :data       => data,
  :margins    => [150, 130],
  :legend     => legend,
  :radius     => 80,
  :position   => [310, 80], # [legend_x, legend_y]
  :label_format => "${value|2,.}\n({percent}%)"
})

chart.write("pie.png")

Result:

Pie chart

To hide the pie label, just set the label_format to nil:

# set some data
data    = [1000, 500, 300, 30]

# set the legend
legend  = ["Ruby", "Python", "Erlang", "PHP"]

chart = Chart::Pie.new({
  :width      => 400,
  :height     => 250,
  :data       => data,
  :margins    => [150, 130],
  :legend     => legend,
  :radius     => 80,
  :position   => [310, 80], # [legend_x, legend_y]
  :label_format => nil
})

chart.write("pie_without_labels.png")

Result:

Pie chart without label

Line chart

# set some data
ruby_data   = [42, 49, 33, 38, 51, 46, 29, 41, 44, 57, 59, 52]
python_data = [50, 55, 47, 34, 42, 49, 63, 62, 73, 59, 56, 50]
erlang_data = [36, 28, 25, 33, 38, 20, 22, 30, 25, 33, 30, 24]

chart = Chart::Line.new({
  :width => 400,
  :height => 240,
  :data => [ruby_data, python_data, erlang_data],
  :legend => %w(Ruby Python Erlang),
  :labels => %w(Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec),
  :margins   => [50, 25],
  :plot_area => [320, 180],
  :plot_top_margin => 10,
  # :style => %w(alternate dot dash),
  :line_width => 3,
  # :label_format => "{percent}%",
  :symbols => %w(circle circle circle)
})

chart.write("line.png")

Result:

Line chart

To set the line style, use the style attribute with the values dot, dash, alternate, solid or dotdash:

# set some data
ruby_data   = [42, 49, 33, 38, 51, 46, 29, 41, 44, 57, 59, 52]
python_data = [50, 55, 47, 34, 42, 49, 63, 62, 73, 59, 56, 50]
erlang_data = [36, 28, 25, 33, 38, 20, 22, 30, 25, 33, 30, 24]

chart = Chart::Line.new({
  :width => 400,
  :height => 240,
  :data => [ruby_data, python_data, erlang_data],
  :legend => %w(Ruby Python Erlang),
  :labels => %w(Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec),
  :margins   => [50, 25],
  :plot_area => [320, 180],
  :plot_top_margin => 10,
  :line_width => 3,
  :style => %w(dash dot alternate)
})

Result:

Line chart with line style

To set the point label, use the label_format option or nil to hide it:

chart = Chart::Line.new({
  :width => 400,
  :height => 240,
  :data => [ruby_data],
  :legend => %w(Ruby),
  :labels => %w(Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec),
  :margins   => [50, 25],
  :plot_area => [320, 180],
  :plot_top_margin => 10,
  :line_width => 3,
  :label_format => "{value}"
})

chart.write("line_with_labels.png")

Result:

Line chart with labels

To set the point type, use the symbols option with the values square, diamond, triangle, circle or an image:

chart = Chart::Line.new({
  :width => 400,
  :height => 240,
  :data => [ruby_data],
  :legend => %w(Ruby),
  :labels => %w(Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec),
  :margins   => [50, 25],
  :plot_area => [320, 180],
  :plot_top_margin => 10,
  :line_width => 3,
  :symbols => [File.dirname(__FILE__) + "/user.png"]
})

chart.write("line_with_custom_symbol.png")

Result:

Line chart with custom symbol

Check it out the examples directory for additional samples.

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