Generate report containing pdf or ps figures?

Grant Edwards grante at
Mon Apr 23 20:57:29 CEST 2007

On 2007-04-23, Kjell Magne Fauske <kjellmf at> wrote:

>> Is there a PDF generation library that can place EPS or PDF
>> figures on a page?
> If you are familiar with LaTeX, an easy solution would be to
> automatically generate a LaTeX document that includes your
> images.

Yea, I've been using TeX and LaTeX for 20+ years.  :) I worked
on a DoD project back in the 80's where we generated a 1000+
page requirements spec using LaTeX.  It had to be broken up
into a few dozen separate documents because LaTeX under VAX/VMS
kept overflowing various internal counters.  Doing a build of
the document kept a VAX 780 busy most of the night. 

However, bundling a working copy of LaTeX with my Python app
doesn't fall into the "easy" category.  This app needs to be
moderately cross-platform and "distributable".  Using either
LaTeX or Ghostscript (my current solution) makes it rather
painful to bundle up the app and distrubute it.

Grant Edwards                   grante             Yow! The Korean War must
                                  at               have been fun.

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