SPUG: Non OO Graphing Modules?

Tim Maher tim at consultix-inc.com
Tue Apr 6 08:57:46 CDT 2004

On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 12:04:01PM -0700, Tim Maher wrote:
> For the benefit of my beginning Perl students this week, who
> won't be learning OO perl anytime soon, I've been asked to
> recommend a simple 2D graphing module. Searching CPAN, I found
> PGPLOT, which is non-OO (at least on the program-interface side),
> but it (yuck!) needs a *Fortran compiler* to install.
> Anybody have other recommendations?
> I'm willing to write a non-OO wrapper around a module if I
> have to, but I don't want to reinvent existing wheels.
> -Tim

I'm looking seriously at PGPLOT now, which seems the best fit
for the students; I'll be trying to install it soon, and get
it working.  If anybody knows of any "gotchas", or has simple
examples of plotting programs to share, I'd appreciate them.

I'm using the Graphics Programming with Perl book as a guide,
which seems pretty good.

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