Plot details - barchart reports

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu Feb 7 10:54:40 EST 2008


"Davide Imbeni" <davide.imbeni at> writes:

> Hi,
> I would like to change slightly the appearance of the plots in bar-chart
> reports.
> As it is now it's a bit difficult to get an idea of the level of the bars (a
> part from the first one on the left), so I would like to add a grid to the
> plot or, even better, have the actual numeric values visible (e.g. when
> clicking on the corresponding bar, or when pointing it without clicking, or
> even as a label close to it)

Sounds like a good idea.  It's been requested a few times.

> I have had a look at the wiki page on customizing reports (
>, and at some additional
> resources like the stylesheet scm files and the file
> /src/report/report-system/doc/report-html.txt.
> I don't know anything about scheme, guile, and extremely little about html,
> and before continuing my research, I would like to get directions and
> suggestions from the experts.
> Where to start from? Do I have to dig into scheme? Shall I create a custom
> report or change something in the stylesheet?

I'm afraid that yes, you'll have to dig into scheme.   Most likely
you'll need to make a custom report or, better yet, add an option
to the existing report and feed us back the patch so we can include
it in future versions.

> Thanks for your time.
> Davide


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