This might work!! Thanks for the suggestions, I will try it extensively and
I will comments my experiences afterwards. It seems it also renders the
graphic inside LyX itself! That's what I was talking about.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rainer M Krug" <rai...@krugs.de>
To: "Alex Vergara Gil" <a...@cphr.edu.cu>
Cc: "Richard Heck" <rgh...@lyx.org>; "lyx-users Users"
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: [Feature Request] python binding
I just add comments inline
Let's see if I understand:
-1. You define a *file type* in LyX under
Preferences > File Handling > File Formats
for the file type .pygr in which "Vector graphics format" is ticked!
0. You define a converter under
Preferences > File Handling > Converters
which calls a script which executed files with the extension .pygr and
generates, as you suggest below, an svg.
1. I wrote a python script that produces the graphic I want
Exactly - and you give it a specific extension .pygr for "python
script which generates a graphic" which you defined above.
2. I insert it in LyX somehow I don't know, perhaps defining a
converter from .py to svg, but this needs to be inside a module or
every python script in LyX will try to be converted into a svg!! So a
module is also needed
Use insert graphic and select *your .pygr* file as graphic - and Lyx
will do the rest of the conversion - i.e. use your converter to convert
the .pygr to an svg and other existing converters to generate the png
for the preview and the pdf / eps / ... for the final copmpilation of
3. LyX is the one who knows the correct size of the graphic so in
principle if I produce a svg should be enough but in this way I need
to produce a new svg every time the data change
Correct - if the input data changes, you have to generate the graph again
manually, or, if the "Converter file cache" is disabled, you just have
to close the document and open it again.
Hope this helps,