[NTG-context] TaBlE from Lua

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 07:35:37 CET 2011


On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 2:45 AM, Daniel Lyons <fusion at storytotell.org> wrote:
>
> On Feb 23, 2011, at 6:16 PM, Philipp Gesang wrote:
>
>> On 2011-02-23 <17:07:38>, Daniel Lyons wrote:
>>> Is there a convenient way to create TaBlE tables from Lua? If so,
>>> where can I read about it?
>>
>> Good evening, Daniel!
>>
>> [-1] Isn’t TaBlE deprecated?  <http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Tables_Overview>
>
> I didn't know that!
>
>> [0] If you aim for convenience, wouldn’t you rather want to
>>    switch to \[start|stop]tabulate? Its syntax is very similar
>>    and there are a few examples to learn from in the context
>>    source code.
>
> My particular situation is a bit more involved. I want to put SQL in my ConTeXt source and have it run it against my database and format the result nicely in my document. I think I see how to do it, I just need to be able to take the parsed output and make the visually appealing table.
Have a look at
http://robitex.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/postgresql-gestisce-i-dati-lualatex-li-stampa/
It's in italian & latex & postgres, but pretty clear.

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luigi


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