# Gantt chart package

I need a package to draw a Gantt chart in LaTeX, the primary criteria is just: ease of use. I am spending too much time learning "packages" here and there, this just needs to get a simple job done. I might be interested to know which ones are "better" for later reference, include them if you like, but for now... quick and dirty is golden.

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I think you should have a look to the pgfgantt package. –  Claudio Fiandrino Jul 19 '12 at 9:01
Surely there is a package for that (there is always a package! :-)) but just in case you find it useful, I did a quick&dirty solution via tikz long time ago, when I was learning TikZ. I published it in a (now abandoned) wiki at jldiaz.wikidot.com/en-tikz-example:gantt –  JLDiaz Jul 19 '12 at 9:01
searching ctan returns versions using metapost, pstricks and pgf, as well as a latex contrib package rtsched; i've not used any of them (i'm just the guy who writes the catalogue). ... so @claudio -- there isn't a package, there are several ;-) –  wasteofspace Jul 19 '12 at 9:10

Like Claudio, I suggest you to use the pgfGantt package, which I find quite simple, and whose documentation is quite clear.

Here is a MWE, with custom label, progress bar and relations:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{pgfgantt}

\begin{document}

\begin{figure}[ftbp]
\begin{center}

\begin{ganttchart}[y unit title=0.4cm,
y unit chart=0.5cm,
vgrid,hgrid,
title label anchor/.style={below=-1.6ex},
title left shift=.05,
title right shift=-.05,
title height=1,
bar/.style={fill=gray!50},
incomplete/.style={fill=white},
progress label text={},
bar height=0.7,
group right shift=0,
group top shift=.6,
group height=.3,
group peaks={}{}{.2}]{24}
%labels
\gantttitle{Week}{24} \\
\gantttitle{Monday}{4}
\gantttitle{Tuesday}{4}
\gantttitle{Wednesday}{4}
\gantttitle{Thursday}{4}
\gantttitle{Friday}{4}
\gantttitle{Saturday}{4} \\

%relations