[Grok-dev] Graphs and Plots

Sebastian Ware sebastian at urbantalk.se
Wed Jun 17 05:47:26 EDT 2009

Reportlab allows you to generate professional looking PDF documents.  
You might find a broader use of it making it a better investment to  
learn than a pure graphing framework.

Mvh Sebastian

17 jun 2009 kl. 10.39 skrev Jeroen Michiel:

> Thanks for the info, guys!
> Flot and flotr look nice, and since they run client-side it solves the
> problem of recalculating for each plot, but the images can't be  
> generated
> standalone, I gather. Also, the supported graphtypes are somewhat  
> limited.
> My project is for scientific research, so I want to keep the largest  
> set of
> graphtypes available.
> That leaves me with matplotlib
> (http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/index.html) and ReportLab
> (http://www.reportlab.org/) (thx for this one Sebastian).
> I can hardly decide on one of those... matplotlib doesn't seem to  
> install
> without extra effort using easy_install on Windows, though.
> Does anyone know if there are any significant differences between  
> the 2
> (potential-wise), because both seem equally able to me.
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