Looking for a pure Python chart drawing module

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Tue Sep 15 23:40:12 CEST 2009


John Nagle wrote:
> 
> http://home.gna.org/pychart/doc/introduction.html
> 
>    Tried PyChart.  Set up for PNG file format.  Got the error
> "Exception: Ghostscript not found."    This thing just creates
> PostScript, then pumps it through GhostScript (anybody remember that?)
> to get other formats. And does the documentation say that?  Only
> in the FAQ section.  Grrr.
> 
>    There doesn't seem to be any pure Python chart module at all.
> Just wrappers.
> 
>                 John Nagle

http://home.gna.org/pychart/doc/module-theme.html

<excerpt>
output_format
This variable sets the encoding of the data produced by PyChart. The 
value of this variable must be one of the following strings.

ps:
eps:
Encapsulated PostScript. This is the default.

pdf:
Adobe Page Description Format, or PDF.

pdf-uncompressed:
PDF without compression. This option should be used for a debugging 
purpose only.

png:
PNG graphics. You need to have ghostscript (gs) installed to use this 
option, because PyChart internally calls ghostscript to convert 
PostScript to PNG.
</excerpt>

Looks like it will directly create pdf files, not sure if that will for you.

Hope this helps.

~Ethan~



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