Example of roadall in php, please

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Sep 30, 2014, 8:01:03 AM9/30/14
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Hi all, 

Does someone have an example of their use of the new roadall in php, please? Just a small snippet would be great. I'm having trouble figuring out how to create a function for it (am not a programmer) and would love to reverse engineer someone's example if there's one out there.


Daniel Reeves

Sep 30, 2014, 7:25:17 PM9/30/14
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Glad you asked! Here [1] is an example php program that uses the new
roadall to do like an extreme retroratchet where it just blows away
the whole road matrix and replaces it with a perfectly straight road
that ends wherever the road dial currently indicates. The code below
will actually work with the test goal beeminder.com/test1602/test .
Right now that goal has a flat spot. Running this program will get rid
of it, just like retroratchet.

Note the "can't make it easier between now and the akrasia horizon"
constraint. That constraint is shown visually on the graph as the pink
shaded area where the new road is not allowed to touch.

Is this all making sense?

Php library is at github.com/beeminder

[1] The actual code: https://gist.github.com/dreeves/dc077334d6cd1b4e66d9
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Oct 1, 2014, 6:29:12 AM10/1/14
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I'm going to play with it with my goals right now.


Oct 1, 2014, 7:18:26 AM10/1/14
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Pro tip: do NOT iterate over all goals if you don't fully understand the code. Whoopsy... (I kinda derailed ten goals)
Otherwise, this is great. I'm still playing around with it to see what I can get it to do, but I LOVE the idea of cleaning up old, ugly yellow roads with all kinds of kinks in them that make it harder to see the trends (I can't help it; my eyes want to follow the bright yellow lines.)

Thanks for this feature and for the code example!
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