New CTAN package: sparklines

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at
Wed Dec 15 00:00:36 CET 2004

On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 Andreas Loeffler submitted
a new package called


Sparklines are intense, simple, wordlike graphics. This tool allows to draw sparklines using the pgf-package.

License is lppl
CTAN location is graphics/sparklines

Announcement text:
Sparklines are intense, simple, wordlike graphics (so named by Edward
Tufte). In lieu of a more detailed introduction, Professor Tufte's site
has an early release of a chapter on sparklines, see
A PHP implementation can be found at

A sparkline can be added using the sparkline-environment. Also, you can
add sparkling rectangles for the median and special sparkling dots in red
or blue. Only use sparklines with pdflatex, sparklines do not appear in a
dvi-file. Sparklines does not work with pictex.

Thanks for the upload

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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