Difference between revisions of "Real-time graphing"

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brd = JXG.JSXGraph.initBoard('jxgbox', {axis:true, boundingbox:[0,20,30,-2]});
 
brd = JXG.JSXGraph.initBoard('jxgbox', {axis:true, boundingbox:[0,20,30,-2]});
  
turt = brd.createElement('turtle',[],{strokecolor:'#999999'});
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// Draw the additional lines
 +
turt = brd.create('turtle',[],{strokecolor:'#999999'});
 
turt.hideTurtle().right(90);
 
turt.hideTurtle().right(90);
 
for (i=5;i<=15;i+=5) {
 
for (i=5;i<=15;i+=5) {
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                 ydata.push(a);
 
                 ydata.push(a);
 
                 if (!g) {                  // If the curve does not exist yet, create it.
 
                 if (!g) {                  // If the curve does not exist yet, create it.
                     g = brd.createElement('curve', [xdata,ydata],{strokeWidth:3, strokeColor:'yellow'});  
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                     g = brd.create('curve', [xdata,ydata],{strokeWidth:3, strokeColor:'yellow'});  
 
                 }  
 
                 }  
 
                 brd.update();
 
                 brd.update();
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brd = JXG.JSXGraph.initBoard('jxgbox', {axis:true, boundingbox:[0,20,30,-2]});
 
brd = JXG.JSXGraph.initBoard('jxgbox', {axis:true, boundingbox:[0,20,30,-2]});
  
turt = brd.createElement('turtle',[],{strokecolor:'#999999'});
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// Draw the additional lines
 +
turt = brd.create('turtle',[],{strokecolor:'#999999'});
 
turt.hideTurtle().right(90);
 
turt.hideTurtle().right(90);
 
for (i=5;i<=15;i+=5) {
 
for (i=5;i<=15;i+=5) {
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                 ydata.push(a);
 
                 ydata.push(a);
 
                 if (!g) {                  // If the curve does not exist yet, create it.
 
                 if (!g) {                  // If the curve does not exist yet, create it.
                     g = brd.createElement('curve', [xdata,ydata],{strokeWidth:3, strokeColor:'yellow'});  
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                     g = brd.create('curve', [xdata,ydata],{strokeWidth:3, strokeColor:'yellow'});  
 
                 }  
 
                 }  
 
                 brd.update();
 
                 brd.update();

Revision as of 09:09, 15 May 2010

This little script shows how to graph the data from a sensor in a web browser. Using AJAX, the web browser retrieves once per second data from the web server by calling the script fakesensor.php.

Here, fakesensor.php just returns a random number, but one can image that real sensor data can be accessed similarly.

The underlying JavaScript code

  <script type="text/javascript" src="http://jsxgraph.uni-bayreuth.de/distrib/prototype.js"></script>
  <style>
    #jxgbox {
       background-color:black;
    }
  </style>
var brd, g, 
    xdata = [], ydata = [],
    turt,i;

brd = JXG.JSXGraph.initBoard('jxgbox', {axis:true, boundingbox:[0,20,30,-2]});

// Draw the additional lines
turt = brd.create('turtle',[],{strokecolor:'#999999'});
turt.hideTurtle().right(90);
for (i=5;i<=15;i+=5) {
    turt.penUp().moveTo([0,i]).penDown().forward(30);
}


fetchData = function() {
    new Ajax.Request('/ajax/fakesensor.php', {
        onComplete: function(transport) {
            var t, a;
            if (200 == transport.status) {
                t = transport.responseText;
                a = parseFloat(t);
                if (xdata.length<30) {          
                    xdata.push(xdata.length); // add data to the x-coordinates, if the right border has not been reached, yet
                } else {
                    ydata.splice(0,1);        // remove the oldest entry of the y-coordinates, to make the graph move.
                }
                ydata.push(a);
                if (!g) {                   // If the curve does not exist yet, create it.
                    g = brd.create('curve', [xdata,ydata],{strokeWidth:3, strokeColor:'yellow'}); 
                } 
                brd.update();
            };
    }});
};
setInterval(fetchData,1000);  // Start the periodical update

The PHP code of fakesensor.php

<?php
   echo mt_rand(0,20);
?>