Can I drop-in a Ruby script and execute it within one of my Rails pages?

Is it possible to drop a Ruby script (around 50 lines) into one of your
Rails pages? I am experimenting with doing this but I haven’t had any
luck
in finding out how.

An example of what I am trying to do is to place a script like this
https://github.com/johnyerhot/rquote/blob/master/lib/rquote.rb and see
if I
can’t drop it into a page like this simple view I made in Rails and have
it
print out the(stock) info on the page. I’ve already gotten it to print
out
a “Hello World” so I know everything is set up and running properly,
just
need to find out how to execute and print it to the page.

Here is the code for the script, the controller and view is this helps:
http://www.pastie.org/2852972

Thanks in advance,
Jim

On 12 November 2011 17:38, echo printer [email protected] wrote:

Is it possible to drop a Ruby script (around 50 lines) into one of your
Rails pages? I am experimenting with doing this but I haven’t had any luck
in finding out how.
An example of what I am trying to do is to place a script like
thishttps://github.com/johnyerhot/rquote/blob/master/lib/rquote.rband see
if I can’t drop it into a page like this simple view I made in Railsand
have it print out the(stock) info on the page.

Do you mean you want it to run in the browser? If so then the answer
is no. Ruby runs in the web server, use javascript if you want to run
code in the browser.

Colin

On 11/12/2011 10:38 AM, echo printer wrote:

Is it possible to drop a Ruby script (around 50 lines) into one of
your Rails pages? I am experimenting with doing this but I haven’t had
any luck in finding out how.

As Colin L. said you cannot execute it in the browser but there are
probably other things you can do. You could put it in a helper file and
invoke it from the view or you could embed it in the view (xx.html.erb)
between <%= and %> and it would be interpreted and its output would go
out to the browser.

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