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New I use gnuplot for my charting.
gnuplot is a script-based plotting package. http://www.gnuplot.info

There is a python interface for it, and I think a perl interface as well (but I won't swear to it). It's extremely flexible for constructing graphics (even publication-quality), especially when using the PostScript "terminal".

There is a bit of a learning curve with it, and it might be overkill for your needs, but lots of examples are available - http://gnuplot.sourceforge.net/demo_4.2/


New Any pie charts in there?
New Sure.
gnuplot doesn't do pie charts out of the box, but it's not hard to roll your own:


But you probably don't really want to use a pie chart anyway - http://www.usf.uni-o...piecharts.en.html ;-)

As an example of using gnuplot with a database, this might be helpful - http://www.linux.com...th-gnuplot-part-3 - I haven't done anything like that myself.

HTH a little.

New Not hard?
Ok, we have levels of pain in this thread.
Those gnuplot scripts move in desade territory.
New Yeah, it's a little obtuse.
gnuplot is a 24-year old program that is maintained via patches (the original copyright and license requires that - http://gnuplot.cvs.s...right?view=markup ).

A newer package that uses similar script syntax as gnuplot but is much more friendly to extension is pyxplot (and it includes pie charts) - http://pyxplot.org.u...bution/index.html [Thanks for giving me the incentive to look into this - pyxplot looks like a very nice package, though it uses LATeX and would have a learning curve for me.]

gnuplot fits with the way I work, but has a learning curve.

I see there's a CPAN module for doing gnuplot charts with perl, and a pie chart module for that - http://kobesearch.cp.../Gnuplot/Pie.html That seems like a nice package, but I haven't used it myself, and I can't find an example.

Another package that might fit your needs better than gnuplot is matplotlib for python. It does pie charts out of the box.


Since it does more out of the box, it's a bigger package with more dependencies, but prebuilt binaries are available. http://matplotlib.so...s/installing.html

Whether it's a good fit for you, I can't say. But it does plotting very very well.

HTH a little.

     Charts and graphs from data? - (crazy) - (16)
         How do you want to assemble them? - (static) - (4)
             Scripted if possible - (crazy)
             rrdt looks cool, but not for me. - (crazy) - (2)
                 It its simple you want - (beepster) - (1)
                     Well - (crazy)
         We are using a combo.... - (folkert) - (5)
             sweet looking - (beepster) - (4)
                 Simple enough. - (folkert) - (3)
                     You do realize ... - (drook) - (2)
                         With 1/4" margin, 11x17 tabloid. - (folkert) - (1)
                             Nah - (crazy)
         I use gnuplot for my charting. - (Another Scott) - (4)
             Any pie charts in there? -NT - (crazy) - (3)
                 Sure. - (Another Scott) - (2)
                     Not hard? - (crazy) - (1)
                         Yeah, it's a little obtuse. - (Another Scott)

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