clip (the command line illustration processor) is an open-source command line program and software library for creating charts and other data-driven illustrations.

In essence, clip consists of a library of drawing commands. This command library includes high-level building blocks for creating common chart types as well as lower-level drawing primitives such as markers, arrows and lines.

When called from the command line, clip reads input data in text and CSV format and produces the output chart as a SVG or PNG file. Additionaly, clip is available as the libclip software library which can be embedded into any application that supports a C FFI.

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BETA: Please note that clip is pre-1.0 software under active development; It has reached a "minumum viable product" level of quality, but users should expect things to generally be a bit rough around the edges and subject to change. To see what already works, have a look at the Examples page.




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