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Re: [Orgmode] Re: New clocktable code

From: Ilya Shlyakhter
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Re: New clocktable code
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 12:29:19 -0400

> However, your proposal still sounds abstract - do you
> have concrete examples in mind?

You could see a breakdown of your budget e.g. how much money you've
spent on various
areas of life in a given period, if you record money spent as a
property and immediately CLOSE
the entry on the date the money is spent.

You could count how many tasks you have closed in each area of your
life / for each project & its
sub-project in a given period, if you make an inherited property with
the default value of 1.
For harder / more important tasks that are worth several simpler
tasks, you could override the
default value of the property to be greater than one.   You could also
filter by kind of task,
e.g. if you have unpleasant tasks to do and want to make sure you do
at least a few a week,
you would include only headlines tagged :unpleasant: in the sum.

I'm writing an "org-goals" package that lets you set & check goals of the form,
"under this subtree, i want to spend at least 3 hours per week" or "at
most 100 dollars per month"
etc.   Being able to view what you've spent in a given period using a
clocktable would be a nice complement.


p.s. the package isn't ready for release, but if you want to take a
peek, it's at http://sourceforge.net/projects/org-balance/

On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 6:11 PM, Carsten Dominik
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Nov 2, 2010, at 8:35 PM, Ilya Shlyakhter wrote:
>> Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik <at> gmail.com> writes:
>>> I have just pushed a rewrite of the clocktable code.
>> Thanks Carsten!
>> Maybe, the code could also be extended to display a summary of any
>> variable,
>> rather than just clocksum?   E.g. the number of tasks done, or the amount
>> of
>> money spent. The sum for a given period would include the sum of a
>> specified
>> property in entries that were CLOSED within the specified period.
> Hi Ilya,
> I think thiswould now be easier to implement - even though this code
> is geared towar the clocking functionality.
> However, your proposal still sounds abstract - do you
> have concrete examples in mind?
> - Carsten

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