[Israel.pm] graphics in perl

Peter Gordon peter at pg-consultants.com
Sun Jun 22 04:00:30 PDT 2008

For creating the graphs, both of the following are good options: 
  gnuplot has an interface Chart::Gnuplot

That takes care of items 1 and 2.

Point 3,4 and 5 rather seem to imply the use of Javascript/Ajax.


On Sun, 2008-06-22 at 12:27 +0300, Malka Cymbalista wrote:
> We are running perl 5.8.5 on a Linux machine that is running apache 2.2.6 with mod_perl 2.0.3.  Our data is in a MySQL database (MySQL 5.0.45)
> We have been asked to write a web application that requires plotting capabilities.  We do most of our web programming in perl so I am looking for a perl module that has the following features:
> 1. ability to create histograms 
> 2. ability to create x,y plots
> 3. ability to zoom in on a portion of the graph
> 4. ability to calculate the distance between 2  points on the graph
> 5. ability to hover on a point and bring up some text 
> Does anyone have any suggestions for which perl modules we should look into?
> Thanks for any information.

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