Important Research Project
mecej4 at operamail.com
Fri Aug 31 16:32:20 CEST 2007
> "dave_w" <dave.willmer at gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1188500139.411988.127100 at q5g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> My main Perl program is presently about 3500 lines of code long and 160 KB
> in size. So I am not too anxious to translate it into another language.
Apparently, having painted himself into a corner, our warrior wants a
few expert roofers to slither up and extricate him.
One of the best experiences that a programmer can have is that of
admitting that the lovingly nurtured brainchild is now terminally ill,
and showing enough fortitude to make a fresh start.
> The problem I am having is largely with the mechanics of linking modules to
> the Perl compiler etc. So I am looking for experts who can help with
> cookbook instructions, start with step 1, step 2, step 3 etc.
Experts saintly enough to salvage the possibly hopeless would some idea
of whether they are being asked to donate their time to work on a
fundamentally flawed design.
> With trying to find a chart program to use for example, there appear to be a
> number of them. But from examining their instructions it looks like most of
> them must also be linked to a third program called Gnuplot. And that
> increases the complexity of getting something running.
Since Perl, as also most other general purpose languages, has no
plotting primitives or intrinsics,
you will have to use _some_ graphics protocol -- there is no escaping that.
Gnuplot is by no means the only choice, but it is simple and provides
a wide selection of output devices. Your Perl program can write the plot
script to a
file, and call Gnuplot to run that script.
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