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

Stephan Hochhaus stephan at yauh.de
Tue Jun 28 22:01:45 CEST 2005

Am 28.06.2005 um 14:39 schrieb Christian Heine:

> Would be very grateful for suggestions, pointers in the right  
> direction and shared experiences, happy to receive comments off-list!
Maybe this FAQ entry helps:

It talks about extracting data from a (My)SQL database, which  
shouldn't be very different from pgsql. Although texdbi ( http:// 
freshmeat.net/projects/texdbi/ ) is not under active development  
anymore it should be quite easy to extract data from a SQL database  
and addd some LaTeX markup. Since I have no Python knowledge I'd use  
Perl, which has a database independet approach (DBI) and then I'd  
fetch the relevant data to an array or a variable and do something  
along these lines:
$table_row = "$sql_query[0] & $sql_query[1] & $sql_query[2] \\";

Well, in general you'd only constuct the tex textfile using python/ 
perl/php and that would require some (rather basic) programming  
skills. If you need any more help I'd gladly give you a hand and  
support you in developing a solution, although only if you decide to  
use perl/php.

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