I would like to begin building a program. I've used VB, PERL, etc before but I'm not sure if they will support the scope of this program.
Without giving away too much detail I need to make an application that will:
accept multiple types of log files with numerical data
store that data on a RDBMS back end
graph that data according to the type of log it came from
combine those graphs into one overlay graph
try to match that graph's pattern against a set of preset pure graphs
and report not only on the closest match but how much like the other graphs the source is.
I'm not adverse to learning a new programming language but I don't want to get started on one only to find out it doesn't handle graphs well or that manipulating structured arrays is a pain, etc. I may end up using guru.com to employ some help but I want to take a crack at it first.