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Name ^

Data::CloudWeights - Calculate values for an HTML tag cloud

Version ^

Describes version v0.12.$Rev: 1 $ of Data::CloudWeights

Synopsis ^

   use Data::CloudWeights;

   # Create a new cloud
   my $cloud = Data::CloudWeights->new( \%cfg );

   # Add one or more tags to the cloud
   $cloud->add( $tag, $count, $value );

   # Calculate the tag cloud values
   my $nimbus = $cloud->formation;

Description ^

Each tag added to the cloud has a unique name to identify it, a count which represents the size of the tag and a value that is associated with the tag. The reference returned by $cloud->formation() is a list of hash refs, one hash ref per tag. In addition to the input parameters each hash ref contains the scaled size, the percentage of total and a colour value in the range hot to cold.

The cloud typically displays the tag name and count in the calculated colour with a font size set equal to the scaled value in the result

Configuration and Environment ^

Attributes defined by this class:

cold_colour

The six character hex colour for the smallest count in the cloud. Defaults to #0000FF (blue)

colour_pallet

An array ref of hex colour values. If the cold_colour attribute is set to null then the colour values from the pallet are used instead of calculating the colour value from the scaled count. Defaults to twelve values that give an even transition from blue to red

decimal_places

The number of decimal places returned in the size attribute. Defaults to 2. With the default values for high and low this lets you set the tags font size in ems. If set to 0 and the high/low values suitably changed tag font size can be set in pixies

hot_colour

The six character hex colour for the highest count in the cloud. Defaults to #FF0000 (red)

limit

Limits the size of the returned list. Defaults to zero, no limit

max_size

The upper boundary value to which the highest count in the cloud is scaled. Defaults to 3.0 (ems)

min_size

The lower boundary value to which the smallest count in the cloud is scaled. Defaults to 1.0 (ems)

sort_field

Select the field to sort the output by. Values are; tag, count or value. If set to undef the output order will be the same as the order of the calls to add. If set to a code ref it will be called as a sort comparison subroutine and passed two tag references whose keys are values listed above

sort_order

Either asc for ascending or desc for descending sort order

sort_type

Either alpha to use the cmp operator or numeric to use the <=> operator in sorting comparisons

Subroutines/Methods ^

new

   $cloud = Data::CloudWeights->new( [{] attr => value, ... [}] )

This is a class method, the constructor for Data::CloudWeights. Options are passed as either a list of keyword value pairs or a hash ref

BUILD

If the hot_colour or cold_colour attributes are undefined a discreet colour value will be selected from the 'pallet' instead of calculating it using Color::Spectrum

add

   $cloud->add( $name, $count, $value );

Adds the tag name, count, and value triple to the cloud. The formation method returns a ref to an array of hash refs. Each hash ref contains one of these triples and the calculated attributes. The value argument is optional. Passing a count of zero will do nothing but returns the current cumulative total count for this tag name

formation

   $cloud->formation();

Return a ref to an array of hash refs. The attributes of each hash ref are:

colour

Calculated or dereferenced via the pallet, this is the hex colour string for this tag

count

The supplied size for this tag. Multiple calls to the add method for the same tag cause these counts to accumulate

percent

The percentage of the total count that this tag represents

size

The count scaled to a value between max_size and min_size

tag

The supplied name for this tag

value

The supplied value for this tag. This is usually an URI but can be any scalar. If multiple calls to add the same tag were made this will be an array ref containing each of the passed values

Diagnostics ^

None

Acknowledgements ^

Originally WWW::CloudCreator

This did not let me calculate font sizes in ems

HTML::TagCloud::Sortable

I lifted the sorting code from here

Color::Spectrum

I copied the colour value manipulation code from here after this distribution started failing tests on 5.18

Dependencies ^

Moo
Type::Tiny

Incompatibilities ^

There are no known incompatibilities in this module

Bugs and Limitations ^

There are no known bugs in this module. Please report problems to the address below. Patches are welcome

Author ^

Peter Flanigan, <pjfl@cpan.org>

License and Copyright ^

Copyright (c) 2013 Peter Flanigan. All rights reserved

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE

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