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Re: Graphing Tool
From: Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers <bugtraq () planetcobalt net>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2004 01:27:14 +0100

On 2004-03-02 Tony Kava wrote:
I'm looking for a command-line utility to run on a Linux platform that
can generate some line or bar graphs based on basic data such as
number of junk e-mail messages rejected, etc.  I do use MRTG to
monitor network devices in 5 minute intervals, but I'm interested in
automatically generating some graphs based on daily totals instead of
constant gauge readings.  Perhaps I can adjust interval settings for
MRTG (or RRDTOOL) to accomplish this.

I don't need anything to generate the data, I can script that, but I'm
interested in what others are using to generate graphs like this.  For
example I may want to have a graph showing total junk messages
rejected over the past seven days with one bar (or line point) for
each day.  This is generally a job for a spreadsheet (i.e. Excel), but
I want to automate this so I can view the output on a web interface.

You may want to have a look at Gnuplot [1].

[1] http://www.gnuplot.info/

Ansgar Wiechers

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