[reportlab-users] SVG export in comparison to PDF?

Marc Tompkins marc.tompkins at gmail.com
Fri Aug 9 12:52:35 EDT 2013

On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 8:32 AM, Ilya Flyamer <flyamer at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am using GenomeDiagram from BioPython, which is based on ReportLab to

> generate pictures, to draw some graphs/maps on the genome. The data is in

> general huge, so that export of a picture out into PDF file takes a few

> minutes. But the problem is with export in SVG files: I waited over 40

> minutes and it still hasn't finished writing to disk (BTW, the process was

> using >1Gb of RAM, but only 1-2% of CPU - looks strange to me, is it?).

> Is it an issue in ReportLab or a pure format structure issue?


> Can you try it with a very small chunk of data? I don't know BioPython or

GenomeDiagram, but I presume that there must be some way to handle tiny
snippets; in any case, does it successfully create an SVG when the dataset
is not huge?
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