[Haskell] Drawing charts via Haskell

Jean-Philippe Bernardy jeanphilippe.bernardy at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 11:58:05 EST 2005

Maybe SVG is a suitable target/intermediate format. IIRC cairo (and
thus probably gtk2hs) can render it.

On 12/20/05, David Roundy <droundy at abridgegame.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 03:14:29PM +0100, Gerbrand van Dieijen wrote:
> > 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?
> Not that I know of.  I would say, though, that if you write a charting
> library, it would be great to separate the display from the layout as much
> as possible, so that different backends could be plugged in.  Not as much
> as gnuplot, but enough that it would be easy to support different gui
> libraries, or direct postscript output.  I'd definitely like to have such a
> module available.
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