[thelist] creating graphs on the fly

Warden, Matt mwarden at odyssey-design.com
Sat Oct 28 11:23:20 CDT 2000

> I'm having a simple mysql table with the values and would like to use
> either PHP4 or Perl as they are already running on my linux box to
> create this.

Well, does it have to be a server-side technology? Things would be much easier
for you to use a Java applet. PHP4 really isn't graphically-oriented (in fact,
don't you have to install something extra to even be able to use those image
functions?). Can't say anything about Perl, but Java has a good number of
classes designed just for creating graphs. You'd just spit out applet
<param>'s from the database, which your applet would grab by using

hth a bit,


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