Very simple graphic plotting...

brueckd at tbye.com brueckd at tbye.com
Tue Aug 6 18:53:28 CEST 2002


On 6 Aug 2002, christian wrote:

> Hallo python gods :-)
> 
> I'm looking for a easy-to-use module which let's me draw some plots
[snip]
> I did some massive googeling ;-) and found heaps of plotting modules,
> but I'm quite frankly not sure which one to pick.
> It's really just some simple line-graph-plotting, so there's no need
> for a massiv extension with 3d stuff and wired math etc.
> Also the use of convenient coordinates ( == (0,0) left lower corner)
> descriptions along the axis etc. would be great. If there's allready a
> threaded utility it would be just freaking great. :-)

The gnuplot Python wrapper worked well for me (easy to build, easy enough 
to use). The gdchart library (which I've been using in Zope via ZGDChart 
but works standalone) is pretty straightforward too. You might want it 
over gnuplot since gdchart won't require you to install anything else. In 
any case you'll probably be able to gut one of the included sample files 
and make it do what you need, so you won't have to be initially 
overwhelmed by all the other available features.

-Dave





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