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Create Custom Data Charting Tools Using Perl and GD

May 02, 2007, 06:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Harrington)

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"More than just another 'pie-graphs-with-GD' tutorial, this article describes techniques you can use to create new levels of usefulness in your dynamically generated charts. Cook up some automatically generated graphs for your organizational meetings or live enterprise directory data. Annotate the charts with readable text that delivers more information than the standard pie chart.

"Perl and the GD modules have been used together for many years to create useful dynamic charts and graphics for Web sites and presentations. This article shows how to use these tools to create professional-looking, focused, and highly informative charts in near real time for your organizational needs..."

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