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Pretty Python Plotting With CairoPlot

Apr 06, 2011, 08:11 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Akkana Peck)

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"Our postfix server rejects mail like this, because it's usually spam. Properly configured mail servers shouldn't make up bogus addresses--though a few misconfigured ones do.

"But where do these bogus requests come from? Do they come from specific countries? How many from .com or .org versus from specific country domains?

"To find out, I'll create a Python dictionary, then use CairoPlot to plot a pie chart. Each key in the dictionary will be a top-level domain -- for example, "com"; the value will be the number of rejected messages seen from that domain."

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