With the more general use of python for access to database
information, numpy and scipy analysis, and web posting, it seems that
there should be more and better means of reporting from python. Some of the existing tools are too low-level for general use (such as Reportlab).

As far as I can tell, there are no tools that approach the high-level functionality
of Proc Report, as used in SAS. Pagination with headers and footers,
and column-spanning headers are some specific tool limitations.  I
believe that there would be even more usage of python in science and
industry if there were better tools for reporting.