The end result is for a line chart I am working on, and I know ReportLab has chart functions, but reportlabs charts/grid function(s) don't give me what I need for my project, so I have been forced to make my own grid with major/minor lines (maybe I missed something and open to alternative techniques, but currently it looks fine in PDF form, just not at the printer).
We love Python, and if you're interested in Django and ReportLab, there's a good chance you do as well. Our templating tool, preppy, gives you the chance to include python expressions within the document template where necessary. Certainly, most of your Python code belongs in utilities and views within your Django app, but some things just make sense to live in the template. See for example our small script which determines the row heights of the table and the corresponding height of the chart:
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