Can I drop-in a Ruby script and execute it within one of my Rails pages?

Is it possible to drop a Ruby script (around 50 lines) into one of your Rails pages? I am experimenting with doing this but I haven’t had any luck in finding out how.

An example of what I am trying to do is to place a script like this https://github.com/johnyerhot/rquote/blob/master/lib/rquote.rb and see if I can’t drop it into a page like this simple view I made in Rails and have it print out the(stock) info on the page. I’ve already gotten it to print out a “Hello World” so I know everything is set up and running properly, just need to find out how to execute and print it to the page.

Here is the code for the script, the controller and view is this helps: http://www.pastie.org/2852972

Thanks in advance,

Jim

Is it possible to drop a Ruby script (around 50 lines) into one of your
Rails pages? I am experimenting with doing this but I haven't had any luck
in finding out how.
An example of what I am trying to do is to place a script like
this https://github.com/johnyerhot/rquote/blob/master/lib/rquote.rb and see
if I can't drop it into a page like this simple view I made in Rails and
have it print out the(stock) info on the page.

Do you mean you want it to run in the browser? If so then the answer
is no. Ruby runs in the web server, use javascript if you want to run
code in the browser.

Colin

    Is it possible to drop a Ruby

script (around 50 lines) into one of your Rails pages? I am
experimenting with doing this but I haven’t had any luck in
finding out how.

As Colin Law said you cannot execute it in the browser but there are

probably other things you can do. You could put it in a helper file
and invoke it from the view or you could embed it in the view
(xx.html.erb) between <%= and %> and it would be interpreted
and its output would go out to the browser.