Need recs on the best graphing interface

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Wed Mar 8 21:38:44 CET 2006

Mudcat wrote:
> Hi,
> I have looked through the previous suggestions on graphing modules and
> have been able to find some good suggestions. However I was wondering
> about something more specific. I am going to write a program that
> tracks stock prices and other financial related charts, so I need to
> use the classic stock chart. From the ones I've seen, the graphing
> modules deal mostly with scientific plotting and do not have the
> "high/low" type charts.
> Does anyone know of a module that contains this type of chart, or one
> that can be converted? I was hoping to find one that has done some of
> this before I start doing it myself.

I do believe that matplotlib does do nice financial charts. E.g.

Given that the main author now works at a financial firm, it better.

Robert Kern
robert.kern at

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 an underlying truth."
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