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How do I update graph data in realtime?


The graphs that I've added to my app plot data in realtime. Data is sent to the app over a BLE connection and I plot the data on the graph as it comes in. The graphs start off with no data in them. All of the graphs plot similar sets of data, just for different components, so if I can get one working they should all work.

A graph has two line series that plot readings from two different sensors. The are two y-axes on the graph, each plotting the reading from one of the sensors. The x-axis is a time series, it's values should correspond with when the readings come in over BLE.

Currently, I can't seem to get the graph to plot new points when I add a new data. If I pre-populate my data array with datapoints before i create the datasource helper object, those points are plotted on the graph correctly. Here is the relevant code for one of the line series:

class DataModel: NSObject {
    var date: Date!
    var value: NSNumber!
    init(date: Date, value: NSNumber) { = date
        self.value = value

When data comes in for one of the plots, it's stored as a DataModel object and added to an array like:

var oilTempReadings: [DataModel] = []

These are the class types I'm using for my axes and data series:

var xAxisTemp: IGCategoryDateTimeXAxis!
    var yAxisTemp: IGNumericYAxis!
    var temperatureLineSeries: IGLineSeries!
    var temperatureDataSource: IGCategoryDateSeriesDataSourceHelper!

And this is how I'm setting up my datasource helper:

temperatureDataSource = IGCategoryDateSeriesDataSourceHelper.init(data: bleManager.coolantTempReadings, valuePath: "value", andDatePath: "date")
        temperatureLineSeries.yAxis = yAxisTemp
        temperatureLineSeries.xAxis = xAxisTemp
        temperatureLineSeries.dataSource = temperatureDataSource

If I have test data in the coolantTempReadings array at this point, they are immediately populated in the graph when I add the graph to the subview. However, when new data comes in and I try to insert it into the graph, it doesn't show up. This is how I'm trying to insert the new data:

graph.insertItem(at: bleManager.coolantTempReadings.count - 1, with: temperatureDataSource)

Any ideas why the graphs aren't updating with the new data?

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