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Library that takes as input config and datasets for highcharts, and outputs SVG image of rendered chart

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Utluna Chart SVG Renderer

Using chrome-driver


!!! Important !!!

Make sure you have chrome-driver installed On Alpine v3.10, run:

echo "" >> /etc/apk/repositories
echo "" >> /etc/apk/repositories
apk update
apk add chromium chromium-chromedriver

Once chrome driver is successfully installed, install the library itself:

Use the package manager pip to install ut2chartrenderer.

pip installation instructions are here

pip install ut2chartrender


Import library

import ut2chartrender

Define settings in such way:

settings = {
  "options": {
    "title": {
      "text": "Atmosphere Temperature by Altitude"
    "subtitle": {
      "text": "According to the Standard Atmosphere Model"
    "xAxis": {
      "reversed": false,
      "title": {
        "enabled": true,
        "text": "Altitude"
      "labels": {
        "formatter": "function () { return this.value + \"km\"; }"
      "maxPadding": 0.05,
      "showLastLabel": true
    "yAxis": {
      "title": {
        "text": "Temperature"
      "labels": {
        "formatter": "function () { return this.value + \"°\"; }"
      "lineWidth": 2
    "legend": {
      "enabled": true
    "tooltip": {
      "headerFormat": "<b>{}</b><br/>",
      "pointFormat": "{point.x} km: {point.y}°C"
  "datasets": [
      "name": "Temperature by altitude",
      "series_type": "spline",
      "marker": {
        "enabled": true
      "data": [
        [0, 15],[10, -50],[20, -56.5],[30, -46.5],[40, -22.1],[50, -2.5],[60, -27.7],[70, -55.7],[80, -76.5]

Finally generate chart: Way #1:

svg_xml = ut2chartrender.generate_chart(**settings)

or way #2:

svg_xml = ut2chartrender.generate_chart(

If you dump svg_xml variable, you should see something like this:

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="no"?><!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN" ""><svg class="highcharts-root" height="400" style='font-family:"Lucida Grande", "Lucida Sans Unicode", Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;' version="1.1" viewbox="0 0 800 400" width="800" xmlns="">

which is an SVG file contents


Pull requests are welcome. For major changes, please open an issue first to discuss what you would like to change.



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