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* recursive todo/checkbox statistics
@ 2009-05-18 22:11 Alexander
  2009-05-19  6:40 ` Carsten Dominik
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Alexander @ 2009-05-18 22:11 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

Hi,

Forgive me if there is an obvious way to do this that I haven't found.

Is there an easy way to calculate the total number of  tasks for a
file or a subtree?
For example, if the checkbox/todo progress cookie would calculate the
number of checkboxes/todos recursively for a subtree.

so that this:

* TODO heading 1 [1/3]
** DONE task A
** TODO task B
** TODO task C
*** TODO task C1
*** TODO task C2

would be this instead:

* TODO heading 1 [1/5]
** DONE task A
** TODO task B
** TODO task C
*** TODO task C1
*** TODO task C2

I would be fine with any other solution as well, it was just that it
seems closest to the checkbox/todo functionality.

Thanks you,

Alexander

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* Re: recursive todo/checkbox statistics
  2009-05-18 22:11 recursive todo/checkbox statistics Alexander
@ 2009-05-19  6:40 ` Carsten Dominik
  2009-05-19 14:13   ` Alexander
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Carsten Dominik @ 2009-05-19  6:40 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Alexander; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

We have had the same discussion recently about checkboxes,
and added a variable org-hierarchical-checkbox-statistics.

However, my personal view is that the outline hierarchy is
different, because if you are organizing tasks into a hierarchy,
so it does not make sense to add TODO's on different levels.

- Carsten

On May 19, 2009, at 12:11 AM, Alexander wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Forgive me if there is an obvious way to do this that I haven't found.
>
> Is there an easy way to calculate the total number of  tasks for a
> file or a subtree?
> For example, if the checkbox/todo progress cookie would calculate the
> number of checkboxes/todos recursively for a subtree.
>
> so that this:
>
> * TODO heading 1 [1/3]
> ** DONE task A
> ** TODO task B
> ** TODO task C
> *** TODO task C1
> *** TODO task C2
>
> would be this instead:
>
> * TODO heading 1 [1/5]
> ** DONE task A
> ** TODO task B
> ** TODO task C
> *** TODO task C1
> *** TODO task C2
>
> I would be fine with any other solution as well, it was just that it
> seems closest to the checkbox/todo functionality.
>
> Thanks you,
>
> Alexander
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Emacs-orgmode mailing list
> Remember: use `Reply All' to send replies to the list.
> Emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
> http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-orgmode

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* Re: recursive todo/checkbox statistics
  2009-05-19  6:40 ` Carsten Dominik
@ 2009-05-19 14:13   ` Alexander
  2009-05-20  9:04     ` Carsten Dominik
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Alexander @ 2009-05-19 14:13 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Carsten Dominik; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

Hi,

I've now switched to following the development version because several
things that I've wanted have been implemented in the short time I've
been using org-mode already! And I was impressed with orgmode at the
outset...

I tried version 6.26trans, and the hierarchical checkbox statistics
works as expected. But I can't get the same behavior for TODO's. I
just wanted to check that this is correct - that I'm not doing
something wrong.

Maybe I should explain more what I use org-mode for in this case to
make things clearer. I use it to keep track of the readings I have to
do for a qualifying exam. I categorize the readings according to
topic, and then track the progress of each reading as a TODO. The
reason I want to be able to check the global number of readings is to
make sure that I'm keeping the right pace. The list is pretty long
(223 entries in ~20 topics), so it's cumbersome to do by hand.

This is a better representation of the file I use:

* readings [0/0]
  :PROPERTIES:
  :COOKIE_DATA: todo
  :END:
** topic a
*** TODO book 1
*** TODO book 2
** topic b
*** TODO article 1
*** TODO article 2
** topic c
*** TODO book 1
*** TODO article 2

So is it possible to have the cookie at the top count the TODO's at
the lower levels?

If not, it's not a big problem really - I can count them reasonably
using grep and wc, but it just seems like a combination of
hierarchical-checkbox-statistics and COOKIE_DATA: todo would do it?

Best,

Alexander


On 5/19/09, Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com> wrote:
> We have had the same discussion recently about checkboxes,
> and added a variable org-hierarchical-checkbox-statistics.
>
> However, my personal view is that the outline hierarchy is
> different, because if you are organizing tasks into a hierarchy,
> so it does not make sense to add TODO's on different levels.
>
> - Carsten
>
> On May 19, 2009, at 12:11 AM, Alexander wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Forgive me if there is an obvious way to do this that I haven't found.
>>
>> Is there an easy way to calculate the total number of  tasks for a
>> file or a subtree?
>> For example, if the checkbox/todo progress cookie would calculate the
>> number of checkboxes/todos recursively for a subtree.
>>
>> so that this:
>>
>> * TODO heading 1 [1/3]
>> ** DONE task A
>> ** TODO task B
>> ** TODO task C
>> *** TODO task C1
>> *** TODO task C2
>>
>> would be this instead:
>>
>> * TODO heading 1 [1/5]
>> ** DONE task A
>> ** TODO task B
>> ** TODO task C
>> *** TODO task C1
>> *** TODO task C2
>>
>> I would be fine with any other solution as well, it was just that it
>> seems closest to the checkbox/todo functionality.
>>
>> Thanks you,
>>
>> Alexander
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Emacs-orgmode mailing list
>> Remember: use `Reply All' to send replies to the list.
>> Emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
>> http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-orgmode
>
>

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* Re: recursive todo/checkbox statistics
  2009-05-19 14:13   ` Alexander
@ 2009-05-20  9:04     ` Carsten Dominik
  2009-05-20 12:59       ` Alexander
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Carsten Dominik @ 2009-05-20  9:04 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Alexander; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

Hi Alexander,

in the latest git version you can do

(setq org-hierarchical-todo-statistics nil)

Or, if you want this only for specific trees, you can
set a property[1]

:COOKIE_DATA: todo recursive

HTH

- Carsten

[1] The "todo" part in the property is unnecessary if the
     entry does not have checkboxes

On May 19, 2009, at 4:13 PM, Alexander wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I've now switched to following the development version because several
> things that I've wanted have been implemented in the short time I've
> been using org-mode already! And I was impressed with orgmode at the
> outset...
>
> I tried version 6.26trans, and the hierarchical checkbox statistics
> works as expected. But I can't get the same behavior for TODO's. I
> just wanted to check that this is correct - that I'm not doing
> something wrong.
>
> Maybe I should explain more what I use org-mode for in this case to
> make things clearer. I use it to keep track of the readings I have to
> do for a qualifying exam. I categorize the readings according to
> topic, and then track the progress of each reading as a TODO. The
> reason I want to be able to check the global number of readings is to
> make sure that I'm keeping the right pace. The list is pretty long
> (223 entries in ~20 topics), so it's cumbersome to do by hand.
>
> This is a better representation of the file I use:
>
> * readings [0/0]
>  :PROPERTIES:
>  :COOKIE_DATA: todo
>  :END:
> ** topic a
> *** TODO book 1
> *** TODO book 2
> ** topic b
> *** TODO article 1
> *** TODO article 2
> ** topic c
> *** TODO book 1
> *** TODO article 2
>
> So is it possible to have the cookie at the top count the TODO's at
> the lower levels?
>
> If not, it's not a big problem really - I can count them reasonably
> using grep and wc, but it just seems like a combination of
> hierarchical-checkbox-statistics and COOKIE_DATA: todo would do it?
>
> Best,
>
> Alexander
>
>
> On 5/19/09, Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com> wrote:
>> We have had the same discussion recently about checkboxes,
>> and added a variable org-hierarchical-checkbox-statistics.
>>
>> However, my personal view is that the outline hierarchy is
>> different, because if you are organizing tasks into a hierarchy,
>> so it does not make sense to add TODO's on different levels.
>>
>> - Carsten
>>
>> On May 19, 2009, at 12:11 AM, Alexander wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Forgive me if there is an obvious way to do this that I haven't  
>>> found.
>>>
>>> Is there an easy way to calculate the total number of  tasks for a
>>> file or a subtree?
>>> For example, if the checkbox/todo progress cookie would calculate  
>>> the
>>> number of checkboxes/todos recursively for a subtree.
>>>
>>> so that this:
>>>
>>> * TODO heading 1 [1/3]
>>> ** DONE task A
>>> ** TODO task B
>>> ** TODO task C
>>> *** TODO task C1
>>> *** TODO task C2
>>>
>>> would be this instead:
>>>
>>> * TODO heading 1 [1/5]
>>> ** DONE task A
>>> ** TODO task B
>>> ** TODO task C
>>> *** TODO task C1
>>> *** TODO task C2
>>>
>>> I would be fine with any other solution as well, it was just that it
>>> seems closest to the checkbox/todo functionality.
>>>
>>> Thanks you,
>>>
>>> Alexander
>>>
>>>
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Emacs-orgmode mailing list
>>> Remember: use `Reply All' to send replies to the list.
>>> Emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
>>> http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-orgmode
>>
>>

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* Re: recursive todo/checkbox statistics
  2009-05-20  9:04     ` Carsten Dominik
@ 2009-05-20 12:59       ` Alexander
       [not found]         ` <9A6ACF09-EEFE-4056-9C61-129CA83EC974@gmail.com>
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Alexander @ 2009-05-20 12:59 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Carsten Dominik; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

Thanks!

It works great. However, I can't get it to work on a per-file basis, ie with:
#+COOKIE_DATA: recursive

It works fine for my purposes - I just set it on a per-tree basis, but
I don't know if this is desired behavior or not.

Best,

Alexander


On 5/20/09, Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Alexander,
>
> in the latest git version you can do
>
> (setq org-hierarchical-todo-statistics nil)
>
> Or, if you want this only for specific trees, you can
> set a property[1]
>
> :COOKIE_DATA: todo recursive
>
> HTH
>
> - Carsten
>
> [1] The "todo" part in the property is unnecessary if the
>      entry does not have checkboxes
>
> On May 19, 2009, at 4:13 PM, Alexander wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I've now switched to following the development version because several
>> things that I've wanted have been implemented in the short time I've
>> been using org-mode already! And I was impressed with orgmode at the
>> outset...
>>
>> I tried version 6.26trans, and the hierarchical checkbox statistics
>> works as expected. But I can't get the same behavior for TODO's. I
>> just wanted to check that this is correct - that I'm not doing
>> something wrong.
>>
>> Maybe I should explain more what I use org-mode for in this case to
>> make things clearer. I use it to keep track of the readings I have to
>> do for a qualifying exam. I categorize the readings according to
>> topic, and then track the progress of each reading as a TODO. The
>> reason I want to be able to check the global number of readings is to
>> make sure that I'm keeping the right pace. The list is pretty long
>> (223 entries in ~20 topics), so it's cumbersome to do by hand.
>>
>> This is a better representation of the file I use:
>>
>> * readings [0/0]
>>  :PROPERTIES:
>>  :COOKIE_DATA: todo
>>  :END:
>> ** topic a
>> *** TODO book 1
>> *** TODO book 2
>> ** topic b
>> *** TODO article 1
>> *** TODO article 2
>> ** topic c
>> *** TODO book 1
>> *** TODO article 2
>>
>> So is it possible to have the cookie at the top count the TODO's at
>> the lower levels?
>>
>> If not, it's not a big problem really - I can count them reasonably
>> using grep and wc, but it just seems like a combination of
>> hierarchical-checkbox-statistics and COOKIE_DATA: todo would do it?
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Alexander
>>
>>
>> On 5/19/09, Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> We have had the same discussion recently about checkboxes,
>>> and added a variable org-hierarchical-checkbox-statistics.
>>>
>>> However, my personal view is that the outline hierarchy is
>>> different, because if you are organizing tasks into a hierarchy,
>>> so it does not make sense to add TODO's on different levels.
>>>
>>> - Carsten
>>>
>>> On May 19, 2009, at 12:11 AM, Alexander wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> Forgive me if there is an obvious way to do this that I haven't
>>>> found.
>>>>
>>>> Is there an easy way to calculate the total number of  tasks for a
>>>> file or a subtree?
>>>> For example, if the checkbox/todo progress cookie would calculate
>>>> the
>>>> number of checkboxes/todos recursively for a subtree.
>>>>
>>>> so that this:
>>>>
>>>> * TODO heading 1 [1/3]
>>>> ** DONE task A
>>>> ** TODO task B
>>>> ** TODO task C
>>>> *** TODO task C1
>>>> *** TODO task C2
>>>>
>>>> would be this instead:
>>>>
>>>> * TODO heading 1 [1/5]
>>>> ** DONE task A
>>>> ** TODO task B
>>>> ** TODO task C
>>>> *** TODO task C1
>>>> *** TODO task C2
>>>>
>>>> I would be fine with any other solution as well, it was just that it
>>>> seems closest to the checkbox/todo functionality.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks you,
>>>>
>>>> Alexander
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>> Emacs-orgmode mailing list
>>>> Remember: use `Reply All' to send replies to the list.
>>>> Emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
>>>> http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-orgmode
>>>
>>>
>
>

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* Re: recursive todo/checkbox statistics
       [not found]         ` <9A6ACF09-EEFE-4056-9C61-129CA83EC974@gmail.com>
@ 2009-05-21 12:11           ` Alexander
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: Alexander @ 2009-05-21 12:11 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Carsten Dominik; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

Ah.

My bad. Of course that's not how to set the property.

#+PROPERTY: COOKIE_DATA recursive

works great.

Alexander

On 5/21/09, Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On May 20, 2009, at 2:59 PM, Alexander wrote:
>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> It works great. However, I can't get it to work on a per-file basis,
>> ie with:
>> #+COOKIE_DATA: recursive
>
> What makes you think this should work?
>
> But:  This is a property which is inherited, so I think
>
> #+PROPERTY: COOKIE_DATA recursive
>
> might do the trick (untested).
>
> - Carsten
>
>>
>> It works fine for my purposes - I just set it on a per-tree basis, but
>> I don't know if this is desired behavior or not.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Alexander
>>
>>
>> On 5/20/09, Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Alexander,
>>>
>>> in the latest git version you can do
>>>
>>> (setq org-hierarchical-todo-statistics nil)
>>>
>>> Or, if you want this only for specific trees, you can
>>> set a property[1]
>>>
>>> :COOKIE_DATA: todo recursive
>>>
>>> HTH
>>>
>>> - Carsten
>>>
>>> [1] The "todo" part in the property is unnecessary if the
>>>     entry does not have checkboxes
>>>
>>> On May 19, 2009, at 4:13 PM, Alexander wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I've now switched to following the development version because
>>>> several
>>>> things that I've wanted have been implemented in the short time I've
>>>> been using org-mode already! And I was impressed with orgmode at the
>>>> outset...
>>>>
>>>> I tried version 6.26trans, and the hierarchical checkbox statistics
>>>> works as expected. But I can't get the same behavior for TODO's. I
>>>> just wanted to check that this is correct - that I'm not doing
>>>> something wrong.
>>>>
>>>> Maybe I should explain more what I use org-mode for in this case to
>>>> make things clearer. I use it to keep track of the readings I have
>>>> to
>>>> do for a qualifying exam. I categorize the readings according to
>>>> topic, and then track the progress of each reading as a TODO. The
>>>> reason I want to be able to check the global number of readings is
>>>> to
>>>> make sure that I'm keeping the right pace. The list is pretty long
>>>> (223 entries in ~20 topics), so it's cumbersome to do by hand.
>>>>
>>>> This is a better representation of the file I use:
>>>>
>>>> * readings [0/0]
>>>> :PROPERTIES:
>>>> :COOKIE_DATA: todo
>>>> :END:
>>>> ** topic a
>>>> *** TODO book 1
>>>> *** TODO book 2
>>>> ** topic b
>>>> *** TODO article 1
>>>> *** TODO article 2
>>>> ** topic c
>>>> *** TODO book 1
>>>> *** TODO article 2
>>>>
>>>> So is it possible to have the cookie at the top count the TODO's at
>>>> the lower levels?
>>>>
>>>> If not, it's not a big problem really - I can count them reasonably
>>>> using grep and wc, but it just seems like a combination of
>>>> hierarchical-checkbox-statistics and COOKIE_DATA: todo would do it?
>>>>
>>>> Best,
>>>>
>>>> Alexander
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 5/19/09, Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> We have had the same discussion recently about checkboxes,
>>>>> and added a variable org-hierarchical-checkbox-statistics.
>>>>>
>>>>> However, my personal view is that the outline hierarchy is
>>>>> different, because if you are organizing tasks into a hierarchy,
>>>>> so it does not make sense to add TODO's on different levels.
>>>>>
>>>>> - Carsten
>>>>>
>>>>> On May 19, 2009, at 12:11 AM, Alexander wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Forgive me if there is an obvious way to do this that I haven't
>>>>>> found.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Is there an easy way to calculate the total number of  tasks for a
>>>>>> file or a subtree?
>>>>>> For example, if the checkbox/todo progress cookie would calculate
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> number of checkboxes/todos recursively for a subtree.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> so that this:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> * TODO heading 1 [1/3]
>>>>>> ** DONE task A
>>>>>> ** TODO task B
>>>>>> ** TODO task C
>>>>>> *** TODO task C1
>>>>>> *** TODO task C2
>>>>>>
>>>>>> would be this instead:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> * TODO heading 1 [1/5]
>>>>>> ** DONE task A
>>>>>> ** TODO task B
>>>>>> ** TODO task C
>>>>>> *** TODO task C1
>>>>>> *** TODO task C2
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I would be fine with any other solution as well, it was just
>>>>>> that it
>>>>>> seems closest to the checkbox/todo functionality.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks you,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Alexander
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>>>> Emacs-orgmode mailing list
>>>>>> Remember: use `Reply All' to send replies to the list.
>>>>>> Emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
>>>>>> http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-orgmode
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>

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