CTAN update: sparklines
This package is used to plot the real data, sometimes sparks might be outside the rectangle (0,0) -- (1,1). This package includes the option of either plotting them OR clipping the plot. Therefore now we have two environments: sparkline and sparkline*, with the latter setting the pgf clipping path. The clipping path should be slightly larger than the (0,0) -- (1,1) rectangle to accomodate dots at the start and the end.
The package's Catalogue entry can be viewed at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/sparklines The package's files themselves can be inspected at http://mirror.ctan.org/graphics/sparklines
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Erik Braun
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sparklines – Drawing sparklines: intense, simple, wordlike graphics
Sparklines are intense, simple, wordlike graphics (so named by Edward Tufte). In lieu of a more detailed introduction, Professor Tufte's site has an early release of a chapter on sparklines. A PHP implementation may be found at SourceForge.
A sparkline can be added using the sparkline environment. Also, you can add sparkling rectangles for the median and special sparkling dots in red or blue. The package requires pdfLaTeX; sparklines cannot appear in a dvi file. The sparklines package uses pgf, and does not work with pictex.
Daniel H. Luecking
Emil van Miltenburg (inactive)
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