Plot details - barchart reports

Davide Imbeni davide.imbeni at
Tue Feb 19 15:39:10 EST 2008

Hi Emmanuel,

On Feb 17, 2008 10:45 AM, Emmanuel Pacaud <emmanuel.pacaud at> wrote:
> It's probably incomplete for your use, but that can be improved. Just
> create a new goffice bug report, and tell us what you exactly want.

I hope what I wrote will be a useful indication. Please let me know if
I should add something (I don't regard myself as a developer,
unfortunately, and this was my first bug report...)

> > One additional question: I found hardly any documentation on the goffice
> > library, and got the impression it is only used by gnucash and gnumeric.
> "Only" used by gnumeric is already a significant use...
> > Have other alternatives been considered? Which could they be, and why
> > have they been discarded (apart from backwards compatibility / least
> > effort )?
> There's plenty of others plotting libraries around, but if you're looking
> for a plotting library that supports a significant number of chart types,
> has PDF, SVG, PS, EPS and image export facility, has a user interface for
> the configuration of the chart layout/appearence, a XML persistence and
> is actively developped, I think goffice is not a bad choice.

I can hardly judge on this, but it was not my intention to suggest
goffice is a bad choice. On the contrary.
Especially if it is actively developed, and it's possible to get a few
(possibly) small additional features.

Thanks for your suggestions.


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