Need advice on choosing the technology for intranet based application

Greg Green at
Fri Sep 20 12:57:07 EDT 2002

"A.M. Kuchling" <amk at> writes:

> In article <3d88fd1e at>, Nenad Propadovic wrote:
> > -I assume the simplest way to present a graph/chart kind of graphic is to
> > create a jpg/giff/tiff on the server side, and just show it on the client?
> Yes.  PIL, the Python Imaging Library, would be one possibility; so is
> the gd module.  For example, the pricing charts on the pages at
> are generated from Quixote using
> gd.  PDF likely isn't helpful, because browsers won't display PDF
> images inlined in a web page, though it's certainly well-suited for 
> multi-page reports that need to be printed.

Another possibility, which I have used, is gnuplot. This has an option
of creating image files as output instead of the dedicated
window. Works very well.


Greg Green

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