Pencil’s documentation

Pencil is a simple wrapper around Graphite URL API

You can report bugs and discuss features on the issues page.

Installation

Either check out Pencil from Github or to pull a release off PyPI

pip install pencil

Usage

Pencil is straightforward to use :

>>> from pencil import Pencil
>>> pencil = Pencil(begin="-12hours").set_title("Network").add_metric("front.network.eth0.if_*").area_mode("stacked")
>>> pencil.url("http://graphite.local/render/", 510, 318)
'http://graphite.local/render/?fontName=Helvetica&lineMode=slope&from=-12hours&target=front.network.eth0.if_%2A&title=Network&areaMode=stacked&graphType=line&height=318&bgcolor=FFFFFF&width=510&template=alphas&fgcolor=000000'

API

class pencil.Pencil(begin=None, until=None)
add_deploy(deploy)

Add a deploy metric

add_metric(metric, colors='')

Add a metric to image, may be either a graphite path or a function (such as avg)

area_mode(mode)

May be “none”, “first”, “stacked” or “all”. This causes the area under lines to be shaded in, when using “all” you may need to use an alpha masked color

Default : “none”

format(value)

Set output format as “csv” or “json”

Default : None

graph_type(value)

Setup graph type, “line” or “pie”

Default : “line”

hide_axes(boolean)

Hides both the x and y axis labels as well as the background grid

hide_legend(boolean)

Hides the graph legend

line_mode(mode)

May be either “slope” or “staircase”

Default : “slope”

line_width(value)

Sets the line thickness, by default this is set depending on the size of the image

set_bgcolor(color)

Set image background color

Default : white

set_fgcolor(color)

Set font color

Default : black

set_font(font)

Set font for text

Default : “Helvetica”

set_template(template)

Used for alternate coloring schemes

Default : “alphas”

set_title(title)

Set the image title

set_vtitle(title)

Set the image vertical title

url(base, width, height)

Return image url based on the given URL for Graphite

y_max(value)

yMax set the maximun y-value for the generated image

y_min(value)

yMin set the minimum y value for the generated image

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