Simple Calendar Image Generator Script

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Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:34 am
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Simple Calendar Image Generator Script

here is a quick and dirty script to generate a calendar plot. The script will place an image into the Indigo Static Images Folder called 'calendar.png' which should make it easy to add to a control page. You can adjust the font and the color by changing the first two variables.

Cautions:
- the font needs to be a monospace font in order for things to line up properly.
- the background is transparent, so choose a color that will work well with your control page background (you can use the OS X color picker to find the HTML color value).
- if you change the font size, it won't be centered in the box any longer (and may not fit if you go much larger); if necessary, uncomment the 'ax.axis('off')' to hide the box.

Note: this script requires matplotlib be installed on the Indigo server machine. If your machine does not have matplotlib installed, this is probably not a solution for you (later Macs ship with it preinstalled.)

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#! /usr/bin/env python2.6
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-

import calendar
from datetime import datetime, time
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

font_name = 'Andale Mono'
font_color = '#000000'

year = int(datetime.today().strftime('%Y'))
month = int(datetime.today().strftime('%m'))
cal = calendar.month(year, month)
output_file_path = '/Library/Application Support/Perceptive Automation/Indigo 6/IndigoWebServer/images/controls/static/calendar.png'

fig = plt.figure(figsize=(5, 3))
ax = fig.add_subplot(111)
ax.text(0.07, 0.95, cal, transform=ax.transAxes, color=font_color, fontname=font_name, fontsize=20, verticalalignment='top')
ax.axes.get_xaxis().set_visible(False)
ax.axes.get_yaxis().set_visible(False)
# ax.axis('off')  # uncomment this line to hide the box

plt.savefig(output_file_path, transparent=True)

calendar.png
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[EDIT] Moved to the Dave's Scripts forum.

[EDIT2] To see a listing of fonts on your system that matplotlib can see, run the following script in an Indigo scripting shell:
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import matplotlib.font_manager as mfont
from os import path

font_menu = [path.splitext(path.basename(font))[0] for font in mfont.findSystemFonts(fontpaths=None, fontext='ttf')]

for font in sorted(font_menu):
    indigo.server.log(font)

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Posted on
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:06 pm
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Re: Simple Calendar Image Generator Script

Another great bit of useful stuff, Dave.

However. Fonts. No matter what font I call in the script, a generic sans font appears on the control page. Andale? nope. Monaco? nope. Courier? nope. Any known monospaced font on the system or the fonts available in Indigo? nope.

I can't reckon why. Can you?

Cheers,
Tim

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Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:07 pm
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Re: Simple Calendar Image Generator Script

Hmmm. Do me a solid and run the following script from an Indigo scripting shell:

Code: Select all
import matplotlib.font_manager as mfont
from os import path

font_menu = []

for font in mfont.findSystemFonts(fontpaths=None, fontext='ttf'):
    font_name = path.splitext(path.basename(font))[0]
    if font_name not in font_menu:
        font_menu.append(font_name)

for font in sorted(font_menu):
   indigo.server.log(font)

What do you see?

[EDIT] for a cleaner version of this script, see the first post in this thread.

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Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:58 pm
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Re: Simple Calendar Image Generator Script

Wow. That was cool:

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In the meantime, I seem to have some sort of cache refresh issue with the browser as now Andale Mono works.

Posted on
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:39 am
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Re: Simple Calendar Image Generator Script

Glad to hear that's working for you now. In case it's not obvious, the list of fonts is only the fonts that matplotlib can see; there may be other fonts on your system.

Enjoy!
Dave

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Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:53 am
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Re: Simple Calendar Image Generator Script

P.S. I've added a cleaner version of the font listing script to the OP.

Dave

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Posted on
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:46 am
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Re: Simple Calendar Image Generator Script

Dave.

My mistake was not realizing that python had access to a completely different font set than indigo and the OS. The more you now...

Cheers,
Tim

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