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Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional, 3rd Edition by Magnus Lie Hetland

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Magnus Lie Hetland, Beginning Python, 10.1007/978-1-4842-0028-5_21

21. Project 2: Painting a Pretty Picture

Magnus Lie Hetland

(1)Trondheim, Norway

In this project, you’ll learn how you can create graphics in Python. More specifically, you’ll be creating 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 ...

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