I’m currently trying to generated interactive (and animated) charts in
Python + Qt. The wanted library would be:
portable: this is one of the reasons of the choice of PyQt
simple: same reason
interactive: I want to be able to select, for example, the slices of
a pie chart. A signal of events like Qt’s would be perfect
animated: this is useless, but looking at things like
the result is really nice !
light on dependencies: relying on tons of libs makes the project
hard to maintain and not portable, especially for windows where
there is not packaging and dependency system.
A quick search gave me the following products:
matplotlib: mostly for
scientific plots, but there is a nice number of options, a
pyQwt: Python bindings for Qwt.
Again, it’s more scientific plot than charts
cairoplot: projects looks
dead (or in the "yeah, the project’s not finished, but we’re
recoding it in \$LANG to be faster" syndrome, which is more or
less the same). It generates images, though item maps can be
extracted. The name tells it, it uses Cairo.
pyCha: some nice
charts, uses Cairo. Very simple API (not …