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Django 1.2 e-commerce by Jesse Legg

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ReportLab: Generating PDF reports from Python

The Python community offers dozens of libraries designed to generate graphics, reports, PDF files, images, and charts. It can be somewhat overwhelming choosing which tool is appropriate for the job. In this section, we will experiment with the ReportLab toolkit, which is a Python module that allows us to create PDF files. ReportLab can be integrated with Django to generate dynamic PDFs on-the-fly for the data stored in our Django models.

ReportLab is an open source project available at http://www.reportlab.org. It is a very mature tool and includes binaries for several platforms as well as source code. It also contains extension code written in C, so it's relatively fast. It is possible for ReportLab ...

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