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Tested with
Devices(s): Nokia N96
Platform(s): S60 2nd Edition, S60 3rd Edition
Keywords: graphics
Created: cyke64 (29 Mar 2007)
Last edited: hamishwillee (31 May 2013)



There's no easy way like matplotlib for plotting simple graphs in Python. So we need to manually create functions which draw graphs. Following code shows one of the possible ways.


Graph functions

from __future__ import generators
from appuifw import *
def arange(start, stop=None, step=None):
if stop is None:
stop = float(start)
start = 0.0
if step is None:
step = 1.0
cur = float(start)
while cur < stop:
yield cur
cur += step
# define application body
app.body = canvas = Canvas()
width, height = canvas.size # get canvas size to scale graphs
# draw x and y axis
def axes(xyrange, position=[18, height-11, width-10, 10], formatter=lambda x:x):
global left, bottom, right, top, min_x, min_y, scale_x, scale_y
left, bottom, right, top = position
min_x, max_x, step_x, min_y, max_y, step_y = xyrange
scale_x = float(right-left)/(max_x-min_x)
scale_y = float(bottom-top)/(max_y-min_y)
# draw axis rectangle(see images below)
canvas.rectangle([(left,top), (right+1, bottom+1)], 0)
# define points on axis and write numbers
for x in arange(min_x, max_x, step_x):
canvas.text((14+scale_x*(x-min_x), height-1), unicode(formatter(x)))
canvas.point((left+scale_x*(x-min_x), bottom-1), 0)
canvas.point((left+scale_x*(x-min_x), top+1), 0)
for y in arange(min_y, max_y, step_y):
canvas.text((2, bottom+2-scale_y*(y-min_y)), unicode(formatter(y)))
canvas.point((left+1, bottom-scale_y*(y-min_y)), 0)
canvas.point((right-1, bottom-scale_y*(y-min_y)), 0)
# plot co-ordinates and generate graph
def plot(xs, ys=None):
if ys==None:
ys = xs
xs = range(len(ys))
last = left+(xs[0]-min_x)*scale_x, bottom-(ys[0]-min_y)*scale_y
for i in range(1, len(ys)):
p = left+(xs[i]-min_x)*scale_x, bottom-(ys[i]-min_y)*scale_y
canvas.line([last, p], 0x00000ff)
last = p
canvas.point(last, 0x0000ff)

Example Usage

When we want to plot a graph, we called both axes() and plot()

# a straight line
>>> axes([0,3.1,.5, 1,4.1,.5])
>>> plot([1,2,3,4])
# a parabola y = x^2
>>> axes([1,4.1,1, 0,16.1,2], formatter=int)
>>> plot([1,2,3,4], [1,4,9,16])


Following screenshots show the result of above code.

Straight Line
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