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Welcome to Goat 1000 - this is where you'll find some of the bits and pieces of software that I cobble together for fun. Please feel free to download them and try them out. All this stuff is freeware, no guarantee that it will do anything, etc. (though if it does fail to do anything, please let me know!)

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SVGGraph 2.17

Quite often changes happen to SVGGraph, or any of the software I release, due to requests from users. Sometimes users send me code that they have used to improve the software themselves - version 2.17 of SVGGraph includes both of these types of update.

The most obvious change in this version is the addition of a load of new functions for setting the colours used to draw the different bars or pie slices. I've been unhappy with the way SVGGraph deals with colour selection for quite a long time, but I haven't done anything about it until now because it worked well enough. Recently someone sent me through some code that added support for using a range of colours, and I liked it enough to incorporate it into the system. It meant overhauling the way that colours are picked, and it also gave me the chance to add a function for setting different colours for each dataset on a multi-dataset graph. This example shows two different colour ranges on one stacked bar graph.

The old $graph->Colours() function still works the same way, and setting $graph->colours directly still works too. Setting individual bar colours using structured data will still override any colour settings as well. The new colour functions are listed on the functions page, and are demonstrated on the colours, gradients and patterns page.

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JPEG Saver 4.13.1

This new version of JPEG Saver doesn't have a lot of new stuff in it, but does add a couple of things that people have asked me for lately.

The first is a new image selection mode available from the drop-down list on the main tab. The new mode is called “Alphanumeric” and sorts the list of images by filename, ignoring the folders in a similar way to the “Chronological” mode. The selection is also sorted by file date and time, so if you have multiple files called e.g. “15.jpg”, they will be displayed in order of age.

The second change is a new background mode. Actually, it's two new background modes, since I couldn't decide which worked better and decided to include both. They are called “Image average” and “Image edge average”, and both fill the background with a solid colour. The first one chooses a colour by averaging the colours of all the pixels in the foreground image, and the second looks at a 2-pixel border around the edge of the foreground image and averages the colours it finds there.

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SVGGraph 2.16

SVGGraph 2.16 is not a huge update, but it does include a new graph type and several changes that I have been asked about over the last few months. There are a couple of bugs fixed too.

The new graph type is a stacked and grouped bar graph, for when some of your data adds up and some should be compared. That's a terrible description. I'll try an example.

Stacked and grouped bar graph

I picked these numbers out of thin air to produce a nice graph, so don't try to figure out what they are showing. The graph shows four datasets, with the first and second drawn in a stack with red and blue gradients and the third and fourth datasets drawn in a stack with red and blue polkadot patterns.

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