Presenting Data as PDF

The data on the weather report example is impressive, but the presentation isn't all that hot. And as you all know, presentation is very important.

For a printed document it's tough to beat PDF for presentation. PDF stands for Portable Document Format, and is a powerful and very common way of distributing electronic documents that require precise printing control. The most common tool for reading PDF documents is Adobe System's Acrobat Reader. This tool is freely available from

There is hardly enough room to go into all the details of creating PDF documents. The specification itself is over a thousand pages long! But a few short notes should be enough to get you started:

  • PDF documents are object-oriented. ...

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