A few months ago, I had one of those unpleasant format conversion jobs. I had about 1,000 multiple choice questions in RTF format and needed to import them into Moodle.
RTF is, as file formats go, somewhere between the good and the evil. It looks like one should be able to write a parser for it, but that seems like a dreary task. The miracle of open source came through for me, though, in the...
on May 16, 2010
When you need to produce lots of fairly straightforward graphs, Java2D is your friend. In this blog, I show you how you can render simple images as crisp-looking PDF or EPS files, provided you can draw them on a Graphics2D object.
Recently, I had to draw a bunch of simple images, such as this one
or this PDF
Of course, you can do these drawings in Illustrator or Inkscape. But if you are a coder...
on Oct 8, 2009