Chris Finch wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm a newbie - please have patience.
> 
> I am not sure if anyone uses Ruby as an automation tool - I think it
> would be a cool thing to do.
> 
> I have heard of the WIN32OLE extension - it sounds cool - does anyone
> use this and why?
> 
> I was wondering if this automation only applies to these Windows
> applications or is there any more you can control with a Ruby program?
> 
> I use the graphing application Origin - could I use Ruby to automate,
> i.e. put data in and plot graphs.

Let me put it this way. If an automation facility exists that allows the
behavior of applications to be orchestrated by software, and if the
facility is reasonably flexible, then Ruby will be able to perform the
automations.

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Paul Lutus
http://www.arachnoid.com