Last year, 12/10/2007, I submitted a question (Is there a Ruby utility
graphing?) about doing graph in Ruby.
I received many good suggestions and recommendations, such as:
RMagick, gruff, gnuplot, JRuby SWING, Tioga, Monkeybars, shoes, Etc.
I wanted to use the tool (whichever it was) under AIX. However, I ran
heavy roadblocks, where 99.99% of the problems were compilation issues.
Sooooooooooooo, I gave up as I only have a finite number of hours and
experience with graphing tools.
I then decided to do the next “best” thing as permitted on my
which is to use MS Windows/XP.
So I installed:
ruby 1.8.6 (2007-09-24 patchlevel 111) [i386-mswin32]
gem install hoe
Need to update 21 gems from http://gems.rubyforge.org
Install required dependency rubyforge? [Yn] Y
Install required dependency rake? [Yn] Y
Successfully installed hoe-1.5.1
Successfully installed rubyforge-0.4.5
Successfully installed rake-0.8.1
Installing ri documentation for hoe-1.5.1…
Installing ri documentation for rubyforge-0.4.5…
Installing ri documentation for rake-0.8.1…
Installing RDoc documentation for hoe-1.5.1…
Installing RDoc documentation for rubyforge-0.4.5…
Installing RDoc documentation for rake-0.8.1…
gem install gruff
Successfully installed gruff, version 0.3.1
Installing ri documentation for gruff-0.3.1…
Installing RDoc documentation for gruff-0.3.1…
C:$user\downloads\Ruby and Friends>gem install monkeybars
Successfully installed monkeybars, version 0.6.0
Installing ri documentation for monkeybars-0.6.0…
Installing RDoc documentation for monkeybars-0.6.0…
I ran a sample RMagick (The Ruby way) program and a sample gruff program
from their web page.
But the problem with those tools is that they create an image which it
needs to be displayed.
I was looking for some kind of tool to display “real time” performance
CPU, Memory, Paging, Network Activities, Etc. in graph format.
I could, however, display the file created by gruff or RMmagick if
tells me how to.
Remember, I am doing this now under Windows/XP.
So, this is a cry for help!
Thank you all for your valuable and greatly appreciated input.