[TriLUG] Web App with Bar Graph - What to Use?
scottchilcote at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 12 08:36:49 EST 2006
I'd like to rewrite a web application I have that has a user entry form
and generates some bar graphs.
I used Perl and gnuplot to do this the first time. Managing it was a
chore because the jpeg images that gnuplot generated had to be stored on
the server. The program had to keep them available and delete them
I had a few requests to share the app, but these requirements made it
hard to provide it to someone else.
One option I'm considering is the GD::Graph module for Perl. It looks
like it would do what I need, and wouldn't require managed image files.
It would require that GD::Graph is available on the webserver though.
instead. I want to minimize setup and administration. The application
may wind up on a club webserver operated by hobbyists.
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