This package provides a set of widgets for displaying time-sampled data in interactive "strip chart" form. The widgets are (currently) built upon the PyGTK package.

The package is distributed under the GNU LGPL license. See the file COPYING for more details.

Project Homepage:


  • GTK+ 2.4.0 (or newer)
  • Python 2.3.3 (or newer)
  • PyGTK 2.2.0 (or newer)
To generate the API documentation you will need:
  • epydoc 2.0 (or newer)


This package uses Python's distutils. To install, extract files from the archive, open a shell / console in that directory and type:

python install

Note that you may need to have administrator or root priveliges to complete this install, depending upon the setup of your system.

Unit Tests and DocTest Tests

After installation (and only after!), the unit tests and doctest tests for the package can be run by executing the script:


Demonstration Programs

The "demo" directory contains examples of the widgets provided by this package. See the README file in this directory for more information.

Mailing Lists

Project mailing lists are available at SourceForge. Everyone interested in the project is encouraged to subscribe:

API Documentation

To build the API documentation, you will need to have epydoc 2.0 or newer installed. If this is the case, then you can run:


Which will create the API documentation in the ./doc/api directory. Note that this has not been tested under MS Windows, and may fail.


This package was originally created by Jonathan Merritt at The Equine Centre, within the Faculty of Veterinary Science at The University of Melbourne.


David J. Chase. Jonathan Merritt. AJ Dyka.