For this assignment, you will be working with pulling data from your project files, and you may choose to work with your own project or another team’s project as you wish. For your output, you have a choice: You may either:

You may load your project files into our eXist database to work on for this assignment. We also have project files from the current and previous semesters loaded into the database so you may access them from the following locations:

NOTE: Each of these projects is using TEI code. To read from the TEI and to output in the SVG namespace, you will need to declare your namespaces and work with the tei: prefix for all TEI elements.

xquery version "3.1";
declare default element namespace ""; 
declare namespace tei=""

Open one of the files in these projects in eXide (with File——>Open, and browse your way to it), and spend a few minutes studying the XML code. Look for something interesting to count and plot. Because the XML texts that we are using here are under development, they may be inconsistently or incompletely marked up. They are all well formed, however, which means that they can be explored with XML tools, including XQuery.

The dimensions and style of your plot are up to you, though we recommend a bar graph be used for most plots of counts. Save your SVG output in eXist, but paste a copy of your XQuery script in a text file, save it according to our usual homework file naming conventions, and upload it to Coursweb.

Plotting SVG from XQuery:

Draw your X and Y axes, and set up a Viewport

Work out your maximum values for X and Y and set a view port with a width and a height, and then a viewBox attribute to scale your output if you wish.

Look at examples of how we prepared SVG Viewports in class, and check out Sara Soueidan’s excellent detailed explanation. Here is a brief summary overview of how to set the Viewport attributes on the SVG root element:

Now, if I want to define how the image behaves on a screen, I define the viewBox attribute. viewBox takes four values: viewBox="(x1,y1,x2,y2)" which define a new coordinate system to use in rendering our output image.

General Pointers

To plot your graph in SVG from XQuery, apply what you have been learning about SVG in the previous assignments. Keep in mind the following: