Bucky Stats - Data Graphs for Co-Pilots of Spaceship Earth — Tracking some data points of a world whose organization is far too dominated by earlier grunches of giants. Inspired by Buckminster Fuller's ideas of immense data dashboards used to inform world leaders. If our governments are truly repres

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Laravel Survloop License: GPL v3

This site is a completely free research tool used to collect and organize as much important documentation as possible, largely mainstream sources referenced by alternative media. The BuckyStats database has been rebuilt using Survloop, a Laravel-based engine for designing a database and creating a mobile-friendly user interface to fill it.

Table of Contents

Stats People

If your interest in the code base is to check the calculation algorithms, they can all be found in the /src/Controllers directory. Specifically, the php files which start with "DatasetsComiple" are where most of those calculation scripts currently live.


Getting Started

Installing BuckyStats

Full install instructions also describe how to set up a development environment using VirutalBox, Vargrant, and Laravel's Homestead. For these instructions, the new project directory is 'mybuckystats'.

Install Laravel, Survloop, & BuckyStats on Homestead

% composer create-project laravel/laravel mybuckystats "8.5.*"
% cd mybuckystats

Edit these lines of the environment file to connect the default MYSQL database:

% nano .env
APP_NAME="My Bucky Stats"


Next, install Laravel's out-of-the-box user authentication tools, Survloop, and the software:

% php artisan key:generate
% php artisan cache:clear
% COMPOSER_MEMORY_LIMIT=-1 composer require rockhopsoft/buckystats
% nano composer.json

From your Laravel installation's root directory, update composer.json to require and easily reference BuckyStats:

$ nano composer.json
"autoload": {
    "psr-4": {
        "RockHopSoft\\BuckyStats\\": "vendor/RockHopSoft/BuckyStats/src/",
        "RockHopSoft\\Survloop\\": "vendor/rockhopsoft/survloop/src/",
}, ...

Hopefully, editing config/app.php is no longer needed, but this can be tried if later steps break.

$ nano config/app.php
'providers' => [
'aliases' => [
    'BuckyStats' => 'RockHopSoft\BuckyStats\BuckyStatsFacade',
    'Survloop' => 'RockHopSoft\Survloop\SurvloopFacade',
], ...

If installing on a server, you might also need to fix some permissions before the following steps...

% chown -R www-data:33 storage database app/Models

Clear caches and publish the package migrations...

% php artisan config:clear
% php artisan route:clear
% php artisan view:clear
% echo "0" | php artisan vendor:publish --force
% composer dump-autoload
% curl http://mybuckystats.local/css-reload

With certain databases (like some managed by DigitalOcean), you may need to tweak the Laravel migration:

$ nano database/migrations/2014_10_12_100000_create_password_resets_table.php
$ nano database/migrations/2019_08_19_000000_create_failed_jobs_table.php

Add this line before the "Schema::create" line in each file:

\Illuminate\Support\Facades\DB::statement('SET SESSION sql_require_primary_key=0');

Then initialize the database:

$ php artisan migrate
$ php artisan db:seed --class=BuckyStatsSeeder (coming soon)

Initialize BuckyStats Installation

Then browsing to the home page should prompt you to create the first admin user account:

If everything looks janky, then manually load the style sheets, etc:

After logging in as an admin, this link rebuilds many supporting files:


Once installed, documentation of this system's database design can be found at /dashboard/db/all . This system's user experience design for data entry can be found at /dashboard/tree/map?all=1&alt=1 or publicly visible links like those above.

The Survloop level is also starting here:


Here's the TODO list for the next release (1.0). It's my first time building on Laravel, or GitHub. So sorry.

  • Add more data lines

Change Logs

Contribution Guidelines

Please help educate me on best practices for sharing code in this community. Please report any issue you find in the issues page.

Reporting a Security Vulnerability

We want to ensure that Survloop is a secure HTTP open data platform for everyone. If you've discovered a security vulnerability in, we appreciate your help in disclosing it to us in a responsible manner.

Publicly disclosing a vulnerability can put the entire community at risk. If you've discovered a security concern, please email us at rockhoppers at We'll work with you to make sure that we understand the scope of the issue, and that we fully address your concern. We consider correspondence sent to rockhoppers at our highest priority, and work to address any issues that arise as quickly as possible.

After a security vulnerability has been corrected, a release will be deployed as soon as possible.