x bottles of beer on the wall graph

(echo "plot '-' with lines"; for x in $(seq 1 100); do curl -s "http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/services/search/web?v=1.0&q=$(echo $x bottles of beer on the wall|sed 's/ /%20/g')"|sed 's/.*"estimatedResultCount":"\([^"]*\)".*/\1\n/';done)|gnuplot -persist
Will create a graph of the results for "x bottles of beer on the wall". Requires Gnuplot. Inspired by an xkcd comic: http://xkcd.com/715/ For sample output see: http://tr.im/xbottlesofbeer
Sample Output
See http://tr.im/xbottlesofbeer

2010-03-17 21:04:36

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Also try this: analysis(){ (echo "set title '$1'"; echo 'set xlabel "$x"'; echo "set ylabel 'results'"; echo "set xrange ['$2' : '$3']"; echo "plot '-' with lines"; for x in $(seq $2 $3); do curl -s "http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/services/search/web?v=1.0&q=$(echo "$1" | sed "s/\$x/$x/g" | sed 's/ /%20/g')" | sed 's/.*"estimatedResultCount":"\([^"]*\)".*/\1\n/'; done) | gnuplot -persist; } Example: analysis 'my iq is $x' 80 180 - analysis '$x bottles of beer on the wall' 1 100 - analysis 'i got $x problems' 87 106 - analysis 'i have a OR an $x inch penis' 3 13
matthewbauer · 447 weeks and 6 days ago

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