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GitHub User: carmivore
If there was a railscast I'd wish it was covered with tests, then this is the one.
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Thank you for the video. I must admit though, I'm not a fan of this approach - numerous experiments have proved that this approach doesn't really improve conversions.
Same problem here
EDIT: solved, first you need to add id and name columns to group
Tag.select("tags.id, tags.name, count(taggings.tag_id) as count").
joins(:taggings).group("taggings.tag_id, tags.id, tags.name")
then you need to coerce the count into an integer in the helper:
def tag_cloud(tags, classes)
max = tags.sort_by(&:count).last
tags.each do |tag|
index = tag.count.to_f / Integer(max.count) * (classes.size - 1)