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in reply to Histogram Creation

I can't reproduce your output, but here is a simplified version of your code that creates an output PNG file for me (if I input some simple numbers in a file):
use strict; use warnings; use GD::Graph::histogram; my $input = 'distance.txt'; unless(open(INPUT, $input)) { die "\nCannot open input\n"; } my @data; while(my $line = <INPUT>) { chomp $line; push @data, sprintf ("%.1f\n", $line); } my $graph = new GD::Graph::histogram(400,600); $graph->set( y_label => 'Count', x_label => 'Distances', title => 'Histogram', x_labels_vertical => 1, bar_spacing => 0, shadow_depth => 1, shadowclr => 'dred', transparent => 0, ) or warn $graph->error; my $image = $graph->plot(\@data) or die $graph->error; open( IMG, '>' . 'out.png' ) or die $!; binmode IMG; print IMG $image->png;

Post a few lines of your input file (inside "code" tags).

Your $filename variable is undefined because you didn't pass any arguments to your "main" sub. @_ holds args passed to a sub. Also, you keep clobbering your @data when you assign it to @_ (which is empty).