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Generating images from a text fileby Anonymous Monk
|on Feb 16, 2005 at 08:42 UTC||Need Help??|
Anonymous Monk has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Hi, I have a text file on my domain that I would like to read in and create a bar chart showing all items listed with graphical bars. Reading in the file I should be able to do (I made the script to hashin and hashout the file), however, the only method I know to generate images is with the GD lib's and the provider will not install it, nor any other lib's. All I can assume is, is they have the standard perl lib's installed (I can't get them to tell me what's actually there for my use), and I don't even know what version they have there (make me wonder why I even stay with them)....
The format of the file looks like this:
What I'm wondering is, is it possible to generate graphical bars (or any graphics for that matter) using the standard perl distro, and if so, how (also, no SSI ability, so its a one shot CGI page)?