Problems with Piddle plotting package, Help.

pehr anderson pehr at
Wed Sep 20 07:37:35 CEST 2000

There is a program for generating graphs and 
formatted PDF files available written in python.
I haven't had a chance to use it but it looks
rather well-done and professional.

Perhaps you could let us know if this helps you 
meet your needs?


"Louis M. Pecora" wrote:
> In article <mtya0pczxn.fsf at>, Johann Hibschman
> <johann at> wrote:
> > Louis M Pecora writes:
> >
> > > Has anyone had any experience with the plotting package Piddle?  Almost
> > > got Piddle to work on my Macintosh G3 running system 8.6, but have some
> > > problems.
> >
> > Alas, I can't help you.  I tried to get it working myself, but it
> > kept crashing while trying to modify a font which it thought was
> > unmodifiable.  I've yet to find a way around that one.
> Something about .drawsting method it doesn't like .  Commenting out
> that line made the tests run fine.  My version actually raises the
> exception *itself* when using .drawstring and a different Font or color
> is called for.  Not sure why your crashes.
> Piddle looks very good, but these little gotchas give me pause.  Anyone
> else have any luck with Piddle on a Mac?

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