[Chicago-talk] Re: stock charts with perl

me at heyjay.com me at heyjay.com
Tue Apr 6 21:41:20 CDT 2004

I'm not sure where the beginning of this thread is, but I've been using
dbi::chart and it's kinda nice

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "matt boex" <chimcentral at yahoo.com>
To: <chicago-talk at mail.pm.org>
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2004 10:25 AM
Subject: [Chicago-talk] Re: stock charts with perl

> Ed,
> Do you have an example of a script that can produce a chart of open, high,
low, close data?  i have searched for some time through cpan and google with
no luck.  i have found Finance::Shares but it seems to be overkill and very
difficult to figure out.  it also creates postscript files.
> i am at the point that i am considering building my own.  any pointers
towards doing this as in modules to start with?
> matt
> On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 02:21:00PM -0800, matt boex wrote:
> > any opinion as to what modules i should use to build stock charts with.
> > i am looking to build open, high, low, close, with possibly volume at
the > bottom.
> I've had good success with GD::Graph [1] at a previous job, and at my
> job we've used Chart [2], which has a somewhat cleaner look. Unfortunately
> (as of 3 months ago) GD::Graph appeared to be more actively maintained
> Chart, since we submitted a patch for some legend placement options, and
> never heard back. Also GD::Graph has better support for TrueType fonts.
> While it's name doesn't reflect it, Chart uses GD just as GD::Graph does,
> but in a perhaps more elegant way. Chart comes with some very nice PDF
> documentation however, which is pretty useful for this sort of module.
> //Ed
> [1] http://search.cpan.org/perldoc?GD::Graph
> [2] http://search.cpan.org/perldoc?Chart
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