Ping, but with a graph
Install and run
If you're using Linux you can install gping using
sudo snap install gping && sudo snap connect gping:network-observe
Then just execute as usual using the
Created/tested with Python 3.4 and 2.7.
pip3 install pinggraph
Tested on Windows, Ubuntu and OS X. After installation just run:
If you don't give a host then it pings google.
My apartments internet is all 4g, and while it's normally pretty fast it can be a bit flakey. I often
found myself running
ping -t google.com in a command window to get a rough idea of the network speed,
and I thought a graph would be a great way to visualize the data. I still wanted to just use the command
line though, so I decided to try and write a cross platform one that I could use. And here we are.
For a quick hack the code started off really nice, but after I decided pretty colors
were a good addition it quickly got rather complicated. Inside pinger.py
is a function
plot(), this uses a canvas-like object to "draw" things like lines
and boxes to the screen. I found on Windows that changing the colors is slow and
caused the screen to flicker, so theres a big mess of a function called
to try and optimize that. Don't ask.