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Chart package for SWT [message #371091] Wed, 18 June 2003 20:54 Go to next message
Tom Miller is currently offline Tom Miller
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Registered: July 2009
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Does anyone know of a charting package available for SWT? I've scanned
the plugins, googled a bit, and looked at JFreechart some (not SWT). I'm
starting to think of ways to run a Swing package inside SWT, or even
(shudder) try a port of a chart package myself :-(

Well, it would be fun, but I'd rather not re-invent the wheel if someone
knows of an existing solution.

Thanks!

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Tom Miller
Miller Associates, Inc.
tmiller@lisco.com
641.469.3535 Phone
413.581.6326 FAX
Re: Chart package for SWT [message #371201 is a reply to message #371091] Tue, 24 June 2003 00:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: trevor.campbell.kaz.com.au

We use SVG for our charting and there is a plugin for SVG (Batik) for SVG
http://www.holongate.org/batik/index.html, but I have not used it.

Tom Miller wrote:

> Does anyone know of a charting package available for SWT? I've scanned
> the plugins, googled a bit, and looked at JFreechart some (not SWT). I'm
> starting to think of ways to run a Swing package inside SWT, or even
> (shudder) try a port of a chart package myself :-(

> Well, it would be fun, but I'd rather not re-invent the wheel if someone
> knows of an existing solution.

> Thanks!

> --
> Tom Miller
> Miller Associates, Inc.
> tmiller@lisco.com
> 641.469.3535 Phone
> 413.581.6326 FAX
Re: Chart package for SWT [message #371278 is a reply to message #371091] Thu, 26 June 2003 18:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Brendan Reekie is currently offline Brendan Reekie
Messages: 11
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
On Wed, 18 Jun 2003 15:54:07 -0500, Tom Miller <tmiller@lisco.com>
wrote:

>Does anyone know of a charting package available for SWT? I've scanned
>the plugins, googled a bit, and looked at JFreechart some (not SWT). I'm
>starting to think of ways to run a Swing package inside SWT, or even
>(shudder) try a port of a chart package myself :-(
>
>Well, it would be fun, but I'd rather not re-invent the wheel if someone
>knows of an existing solution.
>
>Thanks!

We too were looking for Charting capabilities in Eclipse. Our three
options that we looked at were:
1) GEF (sub project of Eclipse) this proved to be too immature of a
product. In a year or two this would be a more viable solution,
unfortunately we didn't have that long.
2) Swing based, but Swing and SWT don't play well together based on
their messaging.
3) Using an ActiveX control within Eclipse, limits our client side
deployment to Windows, but your choice of robust charting components.

We choose option 3 and are using a product called teeChart
(http://www.steema.com/) that fits our graphing needs. It gets a
little bit trickier implementing a Java wrapper around the IDispatch
interfaces, but so far things have been going great. We have a
preliminary working verison already in Eclipse.

Brendan Reekie (bdr@rsssolutions.com)
Re: Chart package for SWT [message #371325 is a reply to message #371278] Sat, 28 June 2003 22:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: cagatayk.stop.acm.org

Brendan Reekie wrote:

>
> We too were looking for Charting capabilities in Eclipse. Our three
> options that we looked at were:
> 1) GEF (sub project of Eclipse) this proved to be too immature of a
> product. In a year or two this would be a more viable solution,
> unfortunately we didn't have that long.

In what way was GEF too immature? Were there any specific requirements
you couldn't meet with it or was it instable? I'm planning on using it
for a future project and would like to know about others' past experiences.

> 2) Swing based, but Swing and SWT don't play well together based on
> their messaging.
> 3) Using an ActiveX control within Eclipse, limits our client side
> deployment to Windows, but your choice of robust charting components.
>
> We choose option 3 and are using a product called teeChart
> (http://www.steema.com/) that fits our graphing needs. It gets a
> little bit trickier implementing a Java wrapper around the IDispatch
> interfaces, but so far things have been going great. We have a
> preliminary working verison already in Eclipse.
>
> Brendan Reekie (bdr@rsssolutions.com)
Re: Chart package for SWT [message #371387 is a reply to message #371325] Tue, 01 July 2003 17:34 Go to previous message
Brendan Reekie is currently offline Brendan Reekie
Messages: 11
Registered: July 2009
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On Sat, 28 Jun 2003 18:20:47 -0400, Cagatay Kavukcuoglu
<cagatayk@stop.acm.org> wrote:

>Brendan Reekie wrote:
>
>>
>> We too were looking for Charting capabilities in Eclipse. Our three
>> options that we looked at were:
>> 1) GEF (sub project of Eclipse) this proved to be too immature of a
>> product. In a year or two this would be a more viable solution,
>> unfortunately we didn't have that long.
>
>In what way was GEF too immature? Were there any specific requirements
>you couldn't meet with it or was it instable? I'm planning on using it
>for a future project and would like to know about others' past experiences.
>
Perhaps immature was not the best description. We were looking at
doing some basic graphing with timelines, drag and drop support,
snapping to a grid, etc. A lot of the functionality wasn't directly
supported and would have to be built. From what I've seen of GEF it
looks very stable, and plans are in place of augmenting it's core
functionality. Unfortunately we're on tight time lines and couldn't
justify the time to build the portions we needed.

>> 2) Swing based, but Swing and SWT don't play well together based on
>> their messaging.
>> 3) Using an ActiveX control within Eclipse, limits our client side
>> deployment to Windows, but your choice of robust charting components.
>>
>> We choose option 3 and are using a product called teeChart
>> (http://www.steema.com/) that fits our graphing needs. It gets a
>> little bit trickier implementing a Java wrapper around the IDispatch
>> interfaces, but so far things have been going great. We have a
>> preliminary working verison already in Eclipse.
>>
>> Brendan Reekie (bdr@rsssolutions.com)
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