In several recent projects, I've needed to produce graphs of various epidemiological & bioinformatic datasets on demand in web applications. Unfortunately, in the world of Ruby and Rails, the choices of toolkits aren't as straightforward as hoped. This is a summary of the available choices and what I found.
Post tagged: plotting
Or, "there must be simpler way to do graphs in Rails"
Some problems, some solutions.
If you need to draw a custom graph type in Ruby, there's a few problems:
- There's only a modest number of graphing libraries
- You don't have to go to far for your graph type to not be covered by these
Which leaves you few choices. You could manually draw it …