On 6/5/06, Jeff Pritchard <jp / jeffpritchard.com> wrote:
> Thanks Kate,
> You make a good point.  Right now I'm working towards a SimpleGraphs
> v0.001 that satisfies my needs for the app that brought it into being.
> Perhaps 0.002 will include horizontal graphs as well.
>
> Still hoping for info on error reporting in an 'erb' library.
>
> best,
> jp
>
>
> kate rhodes wrote:
> > On 6/2/06, Jeff Pritchard <jp / jeffpritchard.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> I'm finding it a bit surprising that anybody is interested in horizontal
> >> bar graphs.  I've always found them a bit off-putting.  Like I'm
> >> supposed to lay my head on the table while I look at them.  Will it be
> >> unforgivably incomplete without support for horizontal bars?
> >
> > Simple example of why horizontal graphs are important:
> > Imaging you have 100+ records each of which gets a bar.
> > With a vertical bar graph you run off the side of page (even without
> > labels). How are you supposed to do it with a label on each bar?
> > Horizontal graph allows you to put label + bar on one line, and while
> > the full graph may scroll off bottom of page people don't mind because
> > we're used to things going below the fold. Horizontal graphs also
> > allow you to have more words in the label of each bar because they
> > don't affect the length of the graph.
> >
> >
> > - kate = masukomi
>
>
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>

Just throw an exception on errors -- let the user/framework deal with
exceptions. They should only be generated on "true" errors.
Personally, I would let questionable data through, ignoring it -- this
often simplifies graphing where some of the data can be rough.

pth