[CentralOH] Simple XY Graphing

Austin Godber godber at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 21:48:21 CET 2011

You could generate the data in python and then use a javascript
library to generate a chart.


Or any of the things here http://delicious.com/godber/javascript+chart

The benefit is you could do more dynamic things than with an image
(reporting values while hovering over the points).  A disadvantage of
course is that static images are readily supported across browsers.


On Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 8:13 AM, Thomas Winningham <winningham at gmail.com> wrote:
> For fully customized and accurate scatter plots for statistics, I
> think Eric's suggestion can't be beat on Python. I've played with a
> lot of other libraries for just really basic and general drawing, and
> those include PyCairo, PySVG, Python Imaging Library (just manipulate
> pixels) and then OpenGL things such as PyGame, NodeBox, etc ...
> PyCairo and PySVG are great for print, but the fastest way to get a
> bitmap is maybe PIL?
> On Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 10:02 AM, Mark Erbaugh <mark at microenh.com> wrote:
>> On Dec 3, 2011, at 9:16 AM, Eric Floehr wrote:
>> Mark,
>> I'd use matplotlib.  The book "Matplotlib for Python Developers" has examples for dynamically generating graphs within Django and Pylons.  I'm sure there are also examples on the web.
>> If you want to use a client library, so you can have hover-overs, etc. or ajax... I use the javascript plotting library Highcharts http://www.highcharts.com/  it's free for non-commercial use.
>> -Eric
>> Eric,
>> Thanks.  I don't know anything about it, but I wonder if Matplotlib is overkill for what I need.  I don't need the hover-overs (at least not now).
>> Mark
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