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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Graphs in Cocoon based upon database
Date Mon, 27 Jun 2005 15:09:47 GMT
Yves Vindevogel wrote:
> On 27 Jun 2005, at 14:04, Ross Gardler wrote:
>     Yves Vindevogel wrote:
>         Hi Ross,
>         I'm certainly willing to take a look at it. I will eventually
>         chose one (forrest, fins, ....)
>         I have another possibility outside cocoon, and that is using the
>         R language on my postgres database.
>         For now, I would like to go with Cocoon, if it is fast enough,
>         because I can re-use my existing xml descriptions of the pages
>         (the graphs are the same as the pages, but graphical)
>     Forrest may help here too since it is a Cocoon based application
>     (see below).
> Hmm, I'm not so sure that Forrest will help me much. Forrest seems like 
> a way to render content (xml, ...) into webpages.


> All of that is rendered into a report which navigation 
> ( Mail me offline for username and password if 
> you want to look


> So, I guess Forrest is not what I'm looking for in this case.
> Although I use the same techniques.

I'm sorry, I don't understand. You have an XML file and you need to 
render it as a report. That is *exactly* what Forrest does (as a 
website, a PDF, CSV, Spreadsheet or whatever you need).

However, I'm not necessarily advocating Forrest for your case, only 
mentioning that it may help. Whether it does or not is up to you, I 
don't know enough about your use case. What I can tell you is that I 
have a Forrest app reading content from live sensor readings in an RDMS 
and creating reports from that data, complete with graphs. I think that 
is what you are trying to do here.

Even if I have misundersttod your use case I believe you *will* 
certainly find the the Charts plugin useful since it contains everything 
you need to embed JCharts (a graphs/charting package) into a Cocoon app. 
Isn't that what you wanted?


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