I need to make Excel/Powerpoint-style charts.
eric.brunel at pragmadev.com
Wed Sep 10 09:47:58 CEST 2003
python at sarcastic-horse.com wrote:
> My office produces a lot of charts based on time-series data. We use MS
> powerpoint and excel to make these charts. The data gets updated
> regularly, but there doesn't seem to be an easy way to automate updating
> the charts using these packages. So, we spend a non-trivial amount of
> time manually updating lots of spreadsheets to redraw the charts we need.
> I hope to find some sort of python graphics library that can make charts
> similar to Excel and Powerpoint, and then I can start automating these
> Here is an example of the charts we make:
> http://www.sarcastic-horse.com/example.pdf #52k size file.
> Are there any packages that can do similar charts? I need to be able to
> chart time-series data with occasional missing observations. I also need
> to be able to shade some regions of the charts, and add text titles,
> captions and notes.
> I'm (slowly) learning the reportlab package, and it looks good, but I
> wanted to check if there was an even better solution out there.
> Thanks for the help.
Maybe you'll be interested in gdchart/PyGDChart: http://www.fred.net/brv/chart
I'm not really sure it can do everything you want, though...
- Eric Brunel <eric.brunel at pragmadev.com> -
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