Has anyone created a CSV to SVG/PDF/PNG tool?

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vijay

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Jul 27, 2020, 11:03:59 AM7/27/20
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Generally there are two recommended methods for generating images of the gantt chart.

1. Use wkhtmltopdf
2. Export report as csv and generate your own gantt charts.

For over a year now, I have been using the wkhtmltopdf method to convert my schedule reports to a pdf file for distribution to clients. Now I want to move to generating the charts from CSV. Before I roll out my own, I wanted to check, Has anyone done this before? Is your code available for me to reuse?

Background for the request...

Recently I moved all my official documentation to a mix of Markdown + Pandoc+ https://github.com/hertogp/imagine.  This setup combined with a custom pandoc latex template now creates beautiful professional looking reports and documents.

The final part is to integrate the schedule into my reports, I will shift from wiki to markdown for the text part, but will need a image exporter for the gantt chart.

My final goal is to be able to write something similar to

```tj3-gantt
 columns bsi { width 50 title 'WBS' }, name { width 150 },
    ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ start { width 100 }, end { width 100 },
    ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ effort { width 100 },
    ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ alert { tooltip plan.journal
    ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ != '' "<-query attribute='journal'->" width 150 },
    ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ status { width 150 }
    scenarios delayed
```
in my markdown code and have pandoc call imagine to process the commands and generate an image, and put in the generated Image in place of this code block.
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