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NAME

VS::Chart - Simple module to create beautifully looking charts

SYNOPSIS

 use VS::Chart;

 my $chart = VS::Chart->new;

 .. Add data to $chart here ...
 $chart->add(@row);

 $chart->render( type => "line", as => "png", to => "my_chart.png" );

PHILOSOPHY

  • Simple interface

  • Defaults should look great

  • DWIW

  • Extendable implementation

DESCRIPTION

This module produces charts from data. Such charts might be line, pie and boxes. Currently only linecharts are implemented. The renderer uses Cairo Graphics (http://www.cairographics/), a graphics library for creating vector graphics, to produce crisp and correct output. Currently we limit output support to PNG, PDF and SVG altho Cairo may support more.

INTERFACE

CLASS METHODS

new ( %ATTRIBUTES, [ no_defaults => 1 ] )

Creates a new chart definition and sets any attributes passed in %ATTRIBUTES. If no_defaults is specified the chart will not be populated with default values when rendered.

supported_types

Returns a list of supported renderers.

INSTANCE METHODS

set ( %ATTRIBUTES )

Sets a number of attributes. It is possible to set an attribute for a specific dataset by prepending the key with <column<gt>:. Columns starts at 0.

get ( ATTRIBUTE )

Get the value of an attribute.

has ( ATTRIBUTE )

Check if an attribute exists.

add ( @ROW )

Adds the data in @ROW to the chart. If the first element is a Date::Simple object the first column will be marked as the index column provider and sorted accordingly when rendered.

render ( type => TYPE, to => PATH | CODE, [ as => FORMAT ] )

Renders the chart using the renderer specified by TYPE and saves the output as PATH. By default the FORMAT is png but pdf or svg may be used instead.

If the format is png it's possible to pass a CODE reference instead of a path in to. This will be called with the reference itself as the first argument and data as second. It may be called several times during rendering.

dataset ( COLUMN )

Returns the VS::Chart::Dataset-instance representing the data for the given column. Return undef if no such column has been added yet via add.

rows

Returns the number of rows of data added to the chart.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-vs-chart@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

SUPPORT

Commercial support is available from Versed Solutions. Contact author for details.

AUTHOR

Claes Jakobsson, Versed Solutions <claesjac@cpan.org>

LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2007-2008, Versed Solutions <info@versed.se>. All rights reserved.

This software is released under the MIT license cited below.

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