svg.charts - Package for generating SVG Charts in Python
svg.charts is a pure-python library for generating charts and graphs in SVG, originally based on the SVG::Graph Ruby package by Sean E. Russel.
svg.charts supercedes svg_charts 1.1 and 1.2.
svg.charts is written by Jason R. Coombs. It is licensed under an MIT-style permissive license.
You can install it with easy_install or pip:
easy_install svg.charts pip install svg.charts
Or, check out the mercurial repository source.
To run the tests, refer to the .travis.yml file for the steps run on the Travis-CI hosts.
svg.charts depends heavily on lxml and cssutils. Thanks to the contributors of those projects for stable, performant, standards-based packages.
Sean E. Russel for creating the SVG::Graph Ruby package from which this Python port was originally derived.
Leo Lapworth for creating the SVG::TT::Graph package which the Ruby port was based on.
Stephen Morgan for creating the TT template and SVG.
svg.charts has some examples (taken directly from the reference implementation) in tests/samples.py. These examples show sample usage of the various chart types. They should provide a good starting point for learning the usage of the library.
svg.charts also provides API documentation.
Upgrading from 1.x to 2.0
I suggest removing SVG 1.0 from the python installation. This involves removing the SVG directory (or svg_chart*) from site-packages.
Change import statements to import from the new namespace, so:
from SVG import Bar Bar.VerticalBar(...)
from svg.charts.bar import VerticalBar VerticalBar(...)
- Documentation! This package desperately needs some high-level, tutorial-style how-tos, and not just links to example code.