[Israel.pm] graphics in perl

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Sun Jun 22 06:57:18 PDT 2008


On Sunday 22 June 2008, Peter Gordon wrote:
> For creating the graphs, both of the following are good options:
>   GD
>   gnuplot has an interface Chart::Gnuplot
>

Also see:

http://teethgrinder.co.uk/open-flash-chart/

There are also SVG-based solutions, but SVG is still not as common as Flash is 
(unfortunately.)

Regards,

	Shlomi Fish

>
> That takes care of items 1 and 2.
>
> Point 3,4 and 5 rather seem to imply the use of Javascript/Ajax.
>
>
> Peter
>
> 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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