Bad news. The server hosting The Ruby Toolbox went bust on the evening of June 7th. While I do have backups, the
original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.
For the time being, here is a very stripped down version of the Ruby Toolbox's contents.
xlsx spreadsheet generation with charts, images, automated column width, customizable styles and full schema validation. Axlsx helps you create beautiful Office Open XML Spreadsheet documents ( Excel, Google Spreadsheets, Numbers, LibreOffice) without having to understand the entire ECMA specification. Check out the README for some examples of how easy it is. Best of all, you can validate your xlsx file before serialization so you know for sure that anything generated is going to load on your client's machine.
The Spreadsheet Library is designed to read and write Spreadsheet Documents. As of version 0.6.0, only Microsoft Excel compatible spreadsheets are supported. Spreadsheet is a combination/complete rewrite of the Spreadsheet::Excel Library by Daniel J. Berger and the ParseExcel Library by Hannes Wyss. Spreadsheet can read, write and modify Spreadsheet Documents.
Axlsx_Rails provides an Axlsx renderer so you can move all your spreadsheet code from your controller into view files. Partials are supported so you can organize any code into reusable chunks (e.g. cover sheets, common styling, etc.) You can use it with acts_as_xlsx, placing the to_xlsx call in a view and adding ':package => xlsx_package' to the parameter list. Now you can keep your controllers thin!
acts_as_xlsx lets you turn any ActiveRecord::Base inheriting class into an excel spreadsheet. It can be added to any finder method or scope chain and can use localized column and sheet names with I18n.
Open local or remote XLSX, XLS, ODS, CSV (comma separated), TSV (tab separated), other delimited, fixed-width files, and Google Docs. Returns an enumerator of Arrays or Hashes, depending on whether there are headers.
Soroban makes it easy to extract and execute formulas from Excel spreadsheets. It rewrites Excel formulas as Ruby expressions, and allows you to bind named variables to spreadsheet cells to easily manipulate inputs and capture outputs.