Amateur Programmer

Hi, I have two questions:

1) How do you cast in RoR2? I have this:
      <% ....
      total = 0;

      (@person.quizzes).each { |a| puts total+=a }

        ....
       %>

<%= total %>

However, the compiler treats a as a string. I want it to be an
number. Help?

2) How do I make this (http://github.com/activefx/
restful_authentication_tutorial/tree/master/) work in an application?

Thanks!

Re: #1--you want to call either .to_i or .to_f on your now-string variables. The former converts to integer, the latter to a floating point number.

Also (and read this next bit w/the voice of the Simpson's Comic Book Guy in your head) there is no compiler--ruby is an interpreted language, it has an interpreter. :wink:

-Roy

P.S. That calculation you show looks like it would be better put in a model.

not sure what @person.quizzes refers to [so this might not apply here] but if it refers to an ActiveRecord association you could use the sum method in ActiveRecord like @person.quizzes.sum(:some_field). link with more details: http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActiveRecord/Calculations/ClassMethods.html#M001261. welcome to rails.

RSL