[Haskell] Drawing charts via Haskell

Axel Simon A.Simon at kent.ac.uk
Tue Dec 20 09:28:16 EST 2005

On Tue, 2005-12-20 at 15:14 +0100, Gerbrand van Dieijen wrote:
> Hello,
> I plan to develop a library in Haskell to draw charts, such as pie
> charts, bar charts and line charts, to visualize data.
> Functionality will be similar to gnuplot, or chart libraries that
> already exist for other languages. The chart library is for (part of)
> my master-thesis project and it is still in its planning phase.
> There are several graphic-libraries for Haskell, but I couldn't find
> any specifically for drawing charts. To avoid that I am reinventing
> the wheel, does anyone know of such a library that is already
> developed or being developed?

There is a diagram editor called blobs based on wxHaskell, although I
doubt that that's any good for your purpose.

Rather that implementing it yourself, why don't you tell gnuplot to
generate a png and display that in a widget? Does it have to be
interactive (selection etc.)?


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