[OS X TeX] [OT] Postgres->Python->LaTeX

Christian Heine christian at geosci.usyd.edu.au
Tue Jun 28 14:39:29 CEST 2005

Dear list,
this is slightly off topic, but with the so many TeX genies and  
programming gurus around I thought I might give it a go:

Does someone here have experience of how to generate LaTeX files (in  
my case tables to be included in main doc) from a PostgreSQL database  
using Python? I am trying to generate a fairly comprehensive report  
on sedimentary basins of different regions of the world where I would  
like to display certain properties of those basins in table format.  
Just started looking into this whole business, not having any  
experience with Python and limited experience with SQL. So far I have  
the impression that using Python as "glue" between the spatial  
database and the final output is kinda ok and allows a smoother  
workflow than using bash (which doesn't go that well with SQL DBs)  
and awk.

Would be very grateful for suggestions, pointers in the right  
direction and shared experiences, happy to receive comments off-list!

Cheers from Sydney,

Christian Heine
ph.d. student

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                     |    Institute of Marine Science
                     |    Sydney, Australia

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