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SVG::Calendar - Creates calendars in SVG format which can be printed


This documentation refers to SVG::Calendar version 0.3.12.


   use SVG::Calendar;

   # Brief but working code example(s) here showing the most common usage(s)
   # This section will be as far as many users bother reading, so make it as
   # educational and exemplary as possible.

   # Create a new (basic) SVG::Calendar object for producing A4 calendars
   my $svg = SVG::Calendar->new( page => 'A4' );

   # print to standard out the calendar for June 2006
   print $svg->output_month( '2006-06' );

   # create a calendar for the year 2007 with filenames
   #   my-calendar-2015-01.svg
   #   ...
   #   my-calendar-2015-12.svg
   $svg->output_year( '2007', 'my-calendar' );


This module generates an SVG image for one or more months for a calendar.


new ( %args )

Arg: page - hash ref - description

Arg: moon - hash ref - description

Arg: image - hash ref - description

Arg: path - string - Directory containing alternate svg template version

Arg: inkscape - hash ref - Use inkscape to convert the SVG to a PDF or to print out the generated SVG calendar.

Return: SVG::Calendar - A new SVG::Calendar object

Description: Creates and sets up a new SVG::Calendar object

init ( )

Initialises the calendar object

get_page ( )

Return: hash - contains the page height and width and the units used

Description: Gets the dimensions of the page based on the parameters supplied at creation time

output_year ( ($start, $end | $year), $file )

Param: $start - string ('YYYY-MM') - description

Param: $end - string ('YYYY-MM') - description

Param: $year - int (year) - description

Param: $file - string - The base name for the SVG files calendars for each year

Return: list - A list of the files created

Description: Creates the SVG calendar files for each month of the year (or for each month from start and end)

 eg $svg->output_year( 2006, 'folowers' );

 Will result in the following files created


output_month ( $month, $file, )

Param: $month - string (detail) - The month that the calendar page should display (format YYYY-MM)

Param: $file - string (detail) - The file to save the output to if defined. if $file eq '-' prints to STDOUT

Return: string - The SVG text to display the calendar page

Description: Outputs a particular months calendar...

(Adds the week of the year and the

output ( $file )

Param: $file - string (detail) - The file name to print the SVG file to (if undefined it will print nothing)

Return: scalar - The SVG text.


     d="M 264.88031,225.97672 C 518.24408,341.14207 267.18361,490.85702 267.18361,490.85702 L 264.88031,225.97672 z "
     sodipodi:nodetypes="ccc" />
     d="M 628.80282,189.12380 C 854.52691,299.68254 847.54045,393.30582 626.49951,477.03718 C 579.56639,494.81567 769.30455,334.23215 628.80282,189.12380 z "
     sodipodi:nodetypes="csc" />
     style="fill: green; fill-opacity: 0.25; stroke: black;"
     d="M 0 0 C 133.3333 8, 133.3333 192, 0 200 C -133.333 192 -133.3333 8 Z"
        M 0 0 C 133.3333 8  133.3333 192, 0 200 C -133.333 192 -133.3333 8 Z
     id="test" />
     style="fill: none; stroke: red; stroke-opacity: 0.5"
     id="circle" />

moon ( %params )

Param: phase - float - 0 <= $phase < 2 * pi, represents the phase of the moon

Param: id - string - The id that the moon SVG part should use

Param: x - float - The X coordinate of the left hand side of the moon to be drawn

Param: y - float - The Y coordinate of the top side of the moon to be drawn

Param: r - float - The Radius of the the moon to be drawn

Return: SVG part - The SVG to display the moon in the phase passed in

Description: From the phase information this function calculates the details of the curve to represent the phase of the moon and puts it on the diagram based on the x, y and r parameters.

get_moon_phase ( $date )

Param: $date - date (DateTime object or string to convert to one) - The date that the moon phase is desired

Return: float - The phase of the moon from 0 (new moon) via 2 (full moon) to < 4 (next new moon)

Description: This method calculates the phase of the moon (it will what ever it can find to calculate the phase)






There are no known bugs in this module.

Please report problems to Ivan Wills (ivan.wills@gmail.com).

Patches are welcome.


Ivan Wills - (ivan.wills@gmail.com) <Author name(s)> (<contact address>)


Copyright (c) 2006-2009 Ivan Wills (14 Mullion Close, Hornsby Heights, NSW Australia 2077) All rights reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.