Spark

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Language
Java
Version
1.1.1 (Jun 8, 2016)
Created
Mar 11, 2016
Updated
Jan 20, 2018
Owner
Robinhood (robinhood)
Contributors
Dan Hill (danh32)
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naturalwarren
horie1024
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Jin Cao (jinatonic)
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Spark

Sparkline: a very small line chart, typically drawn without axes or coordinates. It presents the general shape of the variation (typically over time) in some measurement, such as temperature or stock market price, in a simple and highly condensed way.

-- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparkline

Spark is a simple Android library that takes a series of x,y points at any scale and draws them as a sparkline chart.

Usage

Spark is setup with reasonable default values out of the box. Just add a SparkView to your layout:

<LinearLayout
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:orientation="vertical">

    <com.robinhood.spark.SparkView
        android:id="@+id/sparkview"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent" />
</LinearLayout>

Then, just give it a SparkAdapter to graph your data:

SparkView sparkView = (SparkView) findViewById(R.id.sparkview);
sparkView.setAdapter(new MyAdapter(data));
...
public class MyAdapter extends SparkAdapter {
    private float[] yData;

    public MyAdapter(float[] yData) {
      this.yData = yData;
    }

    @Override
    public int getCount() {
      return yData.length;
    }

    @Override
    public Object getItem(int index) {
      return yData[index];
    }

    @Override
    public float getY(int index) {
      return yData[index];
    }
}

See spark-sample for a complete sample app.

Theming

Spark is very theme-friendly! It has default styles set for you, and welcomes any overrides:

In your Activity/ Fragment/ View:

sparkView.setLineColor(getColor(R.color.brand_color_primary));

In your layout xml:

    <com.robinhood.spark.SparkView
        android:id="@+id/sparkview"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent"
        app:spark_lineColor="@color/brand_color_primary"/>

Set a default style for all SparkViews in your app's theme:

<resources>
    <style name="AppTheme" parent="Theme.AppCompat.Light.DarkActionBar">
        <item name="spark_SparkViewStyle">@style/MySparkViewStyle</item>
    </style>

    <style name="MySparkViewStyle" parent="@style/SparkView">
        <item name="spark_lineColor">@color/line_color</item>
        <item name="spark_lineWidth">@dimen/line_width</item>
        <item name="spark_cornerRadius">@dimen/corner_radius</item>
        <item name="spark_fill">false</item>

        <item name="spark_baseLineColor">@color/base_line_color</item>
        <item name="spark_baseLineWidth">@dimen/base_line_width</item>

        <item name="spark_scrubLineColor">@color/scrub_line_color</item>
        <item name="spark_scrubLineWidth">@dimen/scrub_line_width</item>
        <item name="spark_scrubEnabled">true</item>

        <item name="spark_animateChanges">true</item>
    </style>
</resources>

Scrubbing

Scrubbing is when the user taps and drags their finger along the sparkline chart. It is very useful to display additional detail information about the point the user is currently scrubbing over.

Enable scrubbing via xml:

<com.robinhood.spark.SparkView
    ...
    app:spark_scrubEnabled="true" />

or programatically:

sparkView.setScrubEnabled(true);

and then add a SparkView.OnScrubListener to get callbacks:

sparkView.setScrubListener(new SparkView.OnScrubListener() {
        @Override
        public void onScrubbed(Object value) {
            scrubInfoTextView.setText(getString(R.string.scrub_format, value));
        }
    });

Base Line

It's frequently useful to show a "base line" against which the rest of the sparkline chart will be compared. In your SparkAdapter, override hasBaseLine() to return true and then return the appropriate base line value in getBaseline().

X Values

Spark assumes that your graph's points are evenly distributed across the x-axis. If that's not true, just override getX(int index) in your SparkAdapter to give SparkView the correct value.

Animation

To animate sparkline changes, set an animator with sparkView.setSparkAnimator(sparkAnimator). There are two built-in animators: LineSparkAnimator (default) and MorphSparkAnimator. Pass your own implementation to achieve custom effects.

Data Boundaries

By default, Spark will calculate the min and max of your data set, and draw the sparkline as large as possible within the View boundaries. If you want different behavior, such as "zooming in" on a portion of your data, or "zooming out" to leave space between the sparkline and the side of the view, you can override SparkAdapter.getDataBounds():

public class MyAdapter extends SparkAdapter {
    ...

    @Override
    public RectF getDataBounds() {
        RectF bounds = super.getDataBounds();
        // will 'zoom in' to the middle portion of the graph
        bounds.inset(bounds.width() / 4, bounds.height() / 4);
        return bounds;
    }
}

Vision

Spark is a very simple library and cannot possibly meet everyone's use-cases. A more robust charting library (such as MP Android Chart) may be a better fit if you're looking for things like axes or advanced touch gestures. Spark aims to be lightweight alternative for showing simple sparklines. Spark will prioritize simplicity over new use-cases the vast majority of the time.

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Gradle:

implementation 'com.robinhood.spark:spark:1.2.0'

License

Copyright 2016 Robinhood Markets, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

   http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

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