[BangPypers] Creating PPT with graphs
venkat83 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 13:11:08 CET 2011
On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 4:59 PM, Jins Thomas <jinsthomas at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1. Would these kind of problems happen if i had used Python also
Looks like the link to OO is a weak link; so any changes in OO can cause
for you. More than that, if the program that was written was 'bad', the same
can happen in any other language too.
> 2. How good is the similar modules for creating OpenOffice documents, pdfs
> graphs as png files in Python
Reportlab is pretty good with pdf and I have generated high quality pdfs
can be used for printing.
There are many charting libraries in Python that can be used.
3. Would it be a good idea to rewrite the entire thing in Python.
Depends on your timeline and skillset that you might have. Writing this in
for the heck of it is not a good idea, especially when you have in-house
Instead look for the reasons to why your code became 'unmaintainable' - this
give some valuable insights. Also, check for updates to your charting and
that you might be using in your app.
4. And some general programming thoughts/suggestsion/advice why this
> happened :(
Crystal ball gazing is tough! But IMHO, many apps that manipulate data and
charts are adhoc ones - it requires fair amount of vision in 'knowing' your
data and how
it would transform over time. Mistakes are bound to occur, some constant
helps in bringing the product to a good maturity level.
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