i’m swimming in data. i need something that will let me take a stream of data (filehandle on a text file, in this case) and graph it in real-time. i need to be able to spin up a new real-time graph for an arbitrary number of datapoints completely ad hoc. i need scatter graphs and line graphs. i might occationally want a bar graph.
ideas (mostly bad) i’ve had so far:
- shove the data into a perfmon counter (or 56, in this case) and graph using perfmon.exe
- write some nasty module for a cutesy desktop widget like serious samurize. i think this might actually be useful for a hallway/conference room display.
- do it in perl with gd
- do it in perl/tk (ala the scotty/tkined graphlets)