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Hi,
I want to access a database through the WWW.
Normaly that's no problem. In this case it is!
The data I want to access are integer and float nummbers.
These nummbers should processed as a graphic
(e.g. a chart)!!
My qustion:
Is there a tool, CGI, or whatever to publish
(dynamic) data from a database as a graphic?

Thanks for comments or solutions.
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Are you using perl? The GD.pm perl module lets you generate GIFs on the fly. Available at:

http://www.perl.com/CPAN-local/authors/id/LDS/GD-1.14.tar.gz

A complete list of modules is at: http://www.perl.com/CPAN-local/modules/01modules.index.html
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Another perl module you might find handy (if it is indeed perl you need) is GIFgraph. It will actually draw a graphic of some data. (available from the same module list as mentioned by clambake)

If you need C stuff, you'll need to use gdlib, and write your own chart generation stuff. Alternativel, you could use GNUplot with some extra tools.
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by:nil092297
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Thanks for your comments,
The language (and the system) is not layed down. We want to decide this after we know the way...
If I'm right, there are three ways to publish data as graphics:
1. CGI (perl or whatever) with dynamic generated gifs
2. Java
3. ActiveX !?

Am I right?
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