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Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Magnus Lie Hetland

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In this project, you learn how you can create graphics in Python. More specifically, you create a PDF file with graphics helping you visualize data that you read from a text file. While you could get such functionality from a regular spreadsheet, Python gives you much more power, as you’ll see when you get to the second implementation and automatically download your data from the Internet.

In the previous chapter, we looked at HTML and XML—and here is another acronym, which I guess you’re probably familiar with: PDF, short for Portable Document Format. PDF is a format created by Adobe that can represent any kind of document with graphics and ...

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