Gramps 3.2 Wiki Manual - Reports - part 4

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This section describes the different Graphical Reports available in GRAMPS.

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Graphical Reports

Graphical reports represent information in forms of charts and graphs. Most of the options are common among graphical reports, therefore they will be described only once, at the end of this section. The few options which are specific to a given report will be described directly in that report's entry. See also substitution values.

The following graphical reports are currently available in GRAMPS:


Ancestor Tree

Fig. 8.2 PDF Output ancestor tree

This report generates the chart of people who are ancestors of the Active Person.

Paper Options

With the Paper Options you can change Paper format (Size and Orientation) and margins (Left, Right, Top and Bottom) and use metric values or not.

Document Options

Choose the output format: Open Document Text, PDF document, PostScript, Print..., or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). A check box is available were you can indicate to open the made document with LibreOffice Word Processor or a Document Viewer (PDF file).

Report Options

First the Center Person is displayed. Using the Edit button you can select a different person. With the next input field Generations you can change the number of generations considered. The input field Display Format gives you the opportunity to change the default settings for the displayed entries (see Substitution Values). Finally three check boxes are available: scale to fit on a single page, include blank pages and compress chart.

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Single page vs. multiple pages

Depending whether you checked the fit on single page box, the output will be spread over one or more pages. If the amount of included generations is high (say 10) the output on a single page will be very difficult to read on a single (A4) page. On the other hand if you do not checked this box you will end up with a lot of pages!

Calendar

This report produces a calendar with birthdays and anniversaries on a page by month.

Paper Options

Fig. 8.3 Calendar Paper Options

With the Paper Options you can change

  • Paper format (Size and Orientation)
  • Margins (Left, Right, Top and Bottom)

and whether to use metric values or not.


Document options

Fig. 8.4 Calendar Document Options
  • Output Format: choose the output format:
    • Open Document Text
    • PDF document
    • PostScript
    • Print...
    • SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). A check box is available were you can indicate to open the made document with LibreOffice Word Processor or a Document Viewer (PDF file).
  • Filename: default value is /home/<username>/calendar.pdf.
  • Style: default default style . With the Style Editor... you can add Document Styles.


Report Options

Fig. 8.5 Calendar Report Options
  • Year of calendar: for which year you want the calendar to be build.
  • Filter: select filter to restrict people that appear on the calendar
    • Entire Database : not recommended!
    • Descendants of ...
    • Descendant Families of ...
    • Ancestors of ...
    • People with common ancestors with ...
    • any custom filter who have made
  • Center Person: the center person for the report
  • Name Format: Select the format to display names: choose between:
    • Surname, Given Patronymic
    • Given Surname
    • Patronymic, Given
    • Given
  • Country for holidays: Select the country to see associated holidays choose between:
    • Don't include holidays: default value
    • Canada / China / Deutschland / Finland / France / Sverige - röda dagar / United States / Ceska republika
  • First day of week:
  • Birthday surname:
  • Checkboxes:
    • Include only living people: include only living people in the calendar
    • Include birthdays: include birthdays in the calendar
    • Include anniversaries: include anniversaries in the calendar


Calendar Test Options

Fig. 8.6 Calendar Text Options

Here you can fill in three lines of text that will be put at the bottom of the page.

  • Text Area 1: First line of text at bottom of calendar default value : My Calendar
  • Text Area 2: Second line of text at bottom of calendar default value: Produced by GRAMPS
  • Text Area 3: Third line of text at bottom of calendar default value: http://gramps-project.org/


Final Result

Fig. 8.7 Calendar Result

The final result can be seen on the right side.

Calendar tools holidays explains how to add or change the holidays appearing on the output of the calendar plugin.


Descendant Tree

This report generates a graph of people who are descendants of the Active Person. Specific options include the format of the displayed entries.

This report produces a calendar with birthdays and anniversaries on a page by month.

Paper Options

With the Paper Options you can change

  • Paper format (Size and Orientation)
  • Margins (Left, Right, Top and Bottom)

and whether to use metric values or not.

Document Options

  • Output Format: choose the output format:
    • Open Document Text
    • PDF document
    • PostScript
    • Print...
    • SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). A check box is available were you can indicate to open the made document with LibreOffice Word Processor or a Document Viewer (PDF file).
  • Filename: default value is /home/<username>/descend_chart.pdf.
  • Style: default default style . With the Style Editor... you can add Document Styles.

Tree Options

Fig. 8.8 Tree Options


  • Center Person: the center person for the tree.
  • Generations: The number of generations to include in the tree. Default : 10 generations
  • Display format: Display format for the outputbox. Default is
$n
b. $b
d. $d
  • Check Box: Scale to fit on a single page.
  • Check Box: Include Blank Pages.
  • Check Box: Compress Tree: whether or not compress the tree.

Final Result

Fig. 8.9 Descendant Tree Result

The final result can be seen on the right side.


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Single page vs. multiple pages

Depending whether you checked the fit on single page box, the output will be spread over one or more pages. If the amount of included generations is high (say 10) the output on a single page will be very difficult to read on a single (A4) page. On the other hand if you do not checked this box you will end up with a lot of pages!


Fan Chart

This report produces a chart resembling a fan, with Active person in the center, parents the semicircle next to it, grandparents in the next semicircle, and so on, for a total of five generations.

Paper Options

With the Paper Options you can change Paper format (Size and Orientation) and margins (Left, Right, Top and Bottom) and use metric values or not.

Document Options

Choose the output format: Open Document Text, PDF document, PostScript, Print..., or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). A check box is available were you can indicate to open the made document with LibreOffice Word Processor or a Document Viewer (PDF file).

Report Options

Fig. 8.10 Options Fan chart
Fig. 8.11 Fan chart

First the Center Person is displayed. Using the Edit button you can select a different person. With the next input field Generations you can change the number of generations considered. Next input field Type of graph: choose via the drop down menu: full, half , or quarter circle. Next input field Background color: choose white or generation dependant. Next input field Orientation of radial text : choose upright or roundabout


Statistics Chart

This report can collect and display a wealth of statistical data about your database. Specific options include filter, sorting methods, and additional birth- and gender-based limit for inclusion into statistics. You can also set the minimum number of items to qualify for the bar chart, so that the charts with fewer items will generate a pie chart instead. The Chart Selection tab allows you to check which charts you want to include in your report.


Paper Options

With the Paper Options you can change Paper format (Size and Orientation) and margins (Left, Right, Top and Bottom) and use metric values or not.

Document Options

Document options: choose the output format: Open Document Text, PDF document, PostScript, Print..., or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). A check box is available were you can indicate to open the made document with LibreOffice Word Processor or a Document Viewer (PDF file).

Report Options

Fig. 8.12 Report Options
  • Filter: determines what people are included in the report. You can choose the entire Database, or descendants of a certain person, people with a common ancestor as... or a default/common made filter.
  • Filter person: The center person for the filter: only available if as filter not entire database selected. Edit button let you choose another filter person.
  • Sort chart items by: Select how the statistical data is sorted: Choose Item count or item name from the drop down list.
  • check box: sort in reverse order
  • People born after: Birth year from which to include people: fill in a year to start from
  • People born before: Birth year until which to include people: fill in a year
  • check box: Whether to include people without known birth years
  • Gender included: Select which genders are included into statistics. Choose both, men, or women.
  • Max. items for a pie: With fewer items pie chart and legend will be used instead of a bar chart. Choose a number from the drop down list.


Chart Options

Fig. 8.13 Statistics chart options
  • Charts 1: 9 check boxes are available to include charts with indicated data:
Fig. 8.14 Results
Fig. 8.15 Results
    • Age
    • Death place
    • Death month
    • Age when first child born
    • Title
    • Age when last child born
    • Birth month
    • Age at marriage
    • Age at death
  • Charts 2: 10 check boxes are available to include charts with indicated data:
    • Event type
    • Number of children
    • Marriage place
    • Number of relationships
    • Surname
    • Death year
    • Gender
    • Forename
    • Birth year
    • Birth place

If all needed info is filled in click on OK to start the data collecting. A progress bar will be shown: Collecting Data... ->Sorting Data...->Saving charts...

The image shows the result of Age of first child for all women born between 1500 and 2008. For most (576) persons personal information was missing, for some birth information was missing, but for 33 women their first child was born at age 20. With the detailed iformation further analysis can be done: calculate average, std. dev. etc.


Timeline Chart

This report outputs the list of people with their lifetimes represented by intervals on a common chronological scale. Specific options include filter, sorting method, and the title of the report.

Paper Options

With the Paper Options you can change Paper format (Size and Orientation) and margins (Left, Right, Top and Bottom) and use metric values or not.

Document Options

Document options: choose the output format: Open Document Text, PDF document, PostScript, Print..., or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). A check box is available were you can indicate to open the made document with LibreOffice Word Processor or a Document Viewer (PDF file).

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