[Gambas-user] Trying charts - how to do that?

Benoit Minisini benoit.minisini at gambas-basic.org
Fri Dec 9 00:24:13 CET 2022

Le 09/12/2022 à 00:01, Christof Thalhofer a écrit :
> Am 06.12.22 um 19:47 schrieb Dag JNJ:
>> I've come to a moment when I need diagrams/charts.
>> I tried to activate the component gb.charts although greyed out in the
>> components list, and that succeeded.
>> But I find no chart component in the toolboxes on the right side.
>> I also tried the example in the German "Gambas-Buch", but it failed to
>> start with an error-message at the line where the chart was pointed at.
>> (Sorry have to write this from memory  because my PC broke down and I
>> have to use an old and really slow laptop).
>> I tried to use a drawing area with the same name as in the example but
>> something else must have gone wrong.
>> Has anyone an idea what I've done wrong?
>> Thanks in advance ad kind regards,
> I never tried to create charts with Gambas but instead use Gambas to 
> create source files for Gnuplot and then call Gnuplot by the Gambas 
> 'Shell' command.
> So Gnuplot creates a SVG file which I can display in a DrawingArea 
> inside a Gambas form afterwards.
> Gnuplot is incredibly powerful and can create beautiful charts, I 
> attached a simple one as an example.
> This is one of the things I like most about Gambas: you can use is as a 
> glue to bring together really mighty things of the Linux universum into 
> one program.

+1. It's the way I use it.

Benoît Minisini.

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