Thursday, November 5, 2009

web and print with moinmoin, pdflatex, google charts and eastwood

As always, this is mainly a reminder to myself... We wanted to create a nice report/handbook that will be occasionally be printed, but in between printings should be a living (web) document. As typical for reports, it will contain charts and tables. We went with a wiki, which has pretty good tables and google charts looked like a perfect fit, until we saw that output is limited to png with a maximum resolution of 300k pixels. Then we found eastwood, a reimplementation of the google chart api in java with jfreechart as the back end.