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Matplotlib for Python Developers by Sandro Tosi

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Chapter 8. Matplotlib for the Web

The World Wide Web is pervasive in all of our activities. Today, we are seeing a gradual shift from the desktop to the Web: applications that were earlier installed on personal desktop computers are now used through the browser and so on.

Programming for the Web has become an even hotter topic since the rise of the so-called Web 2.0. So if we want to be a part of this, then we need powerful tools at hand, and a web graphing solution is one of them.

In this chapter, we will explore how to expose Matplotlib on the Web using:

  • CGI (through Apache mod_cgi)
  • mod_python
  • Django
  • Pylons

The first two are low-level methods for programming the Web, while the latter are two of the most popular web frameworks for Python.

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