ANNOUNCE: Chart-1.0, a stripchart plotter
- From: John Kodis <kodis jagunet com>
- To: gnome-announce-list gnome org
- Cc: gnome-list gnome org, Miguel de Icaza <miguel nuclecu unam mx>
- Subject: ANNOUNCE: Chart-1.0, a stripchart plotter
- Date: Mon, 16 Feb 1998 19:58:56 -0500
Announcing version 1.0 of chart, stripchart-like plotting program with
a file-based parameter input mechanism and a Gtk-based display
The chart program periodically reads data from files, extracts a
value, and displays these values in one of several formats. The
default format is a graphical display similar to that of a stripchart
recorder. Hence the name, "chart".
On systems such as Linux, in which the system parameters are available
in human-readable form in the /proc directory, the chart program makes
a dandy performance monitoring tool, similar to but more versatile
Instead of being limited to a few standard performance parameters, the
chart program can plot any time-variant parameter than can be read
from a file or pipe. This ability to read data from a pipe provides a
very versatile and easy to use method of setting up custom displays.
The chart program is available from
ftp://ftp.jagunet.com/pub/users/kodis/chart-1.0.tar.gz. A recent
version of the Gtk toolkit is also required, and is available from the
GIMP/Gtk homepage at href=http://www.gimp.org/gtk/.
Comments, criticisms, bug reports, patches, and so forth are welcomed at
-- John Kodis.
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