From: Kasun Rodrigo (kasun.cse_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-23 02:05:00
Thank you for your comments.
I will need an XML parser for implementing the SVG library. Since we don't
have a Boost.XMLParser library so far, will it be OK if I use an open source
XML parser library such as Xerces-C ?
On 3/22/07, Paul A Bristow <pbristow_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> >[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Kasun Rodrigo
> >Sent: 22 March 2007 11:47
> >To: boost_at_[hidden]
> >Subject: [boost] Google SoC 2007 - Plotting Graphs from C++
> >Containers inScalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Format
> >I am a level 4 undergraduate of University of Moratuwa, Sri
> >Lanka, following
> >a Computer Science & Engineering Major. I'm very much interested in the
> >above project idea. I have already developed a 2D and 3D graph plotting
> >application in Visual Basic. I was dreaming of developing a
> >graph plotting
> >library in C++ that has the similar plotting features like famous
> >application called MATLAB.
> >* 2D plots
> >* 3D plots (Mesh & Surface)
> >* Pie charts, Bar Charts, etc..
> >* Axis labels, Scale, Grid, Legend
> >* Multiple Graphs on the same figure. (Subplots)
> >I would like to develop the solution in the following way.
> > - Generic SVG library that exposes the primitive operations
> >on SVG DOM
> > - Graph plotting library
> > - Generic plotting interface that exposes high level plotting
> > operations to plot graphs from functions & C++ containers
> > - A specific plotting implementation derived from generic one
> > that uses the SVG library to carry out plotting operations.
> >By doing it in above way I wish to improve the re-usability and
> >theflexibilityof the code.
> > 1. We can re-use the generic SVG library
> > 2. Someone can derive different plotting libraries from generic one
> > and use without changing the client code. (Eg:- Plot to
> >screen, Plot to a
> > document etc..)
> >Can you please comment on above ideas. I'm looking forward for
> >your kind
> IMO this looks a reasonable but probably over-ambitious project.
> I would suggest including 1D (repeated measurements of the same object
> displayed on a line),
> but not over-commit to complete 3D, Pie and Bar charts.
> I know they are fancy and fun, but can easily be added later.
> I believe that a good C++ SVG implementation is the most important thing
> to get done first,
> and I suspect it will take much of the very limited time for a GSoC
> Paul A Bristow
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