The following programs and libraries are required, see their respective documentation for installation instructions.
Chart uses an
ExtUtils::MakeMaker build system. A basic build and
install can be made as follows. This will install under ‘/usr/local’.
perl Makefile.PL make make install
ExtUtils::MakeMaker options and build targets are available.
Here are some other notes,
optional_featuressection of META.yml. Some of the smart Perl install tools might offer them in an automated way, otherwise look at META.yml and install desired things manually. The most interesting options include
Finance::Quote(see Finance Quote), Genius Trader and TA-Lib (see Other Indicator Packages).
Compress::Zlibis installed when Chart runs then LWP is setup to request compression in HTTP downloads. Currently only a few servers actually make use of this, but it's a good speedup when the server does.
LWP::Protocol::httpsmodule is required. In libwww 6 and up it comes separately and expresses its required supporting modules, in libwww 5 see the README.SSL on the recommended
Crypt::SSLeaymodule (using OpenSSL). Data sources needing
httpsinclude MLC Funds.
HTML format chart.html is installed as lib/App/Chart/doc/chart.html with the source code. It can be viewed with the Help commands within Chart, or with any browser. The following make targets can build other formats,
make info Info make dvi TeX DVI make ps PostScript make pdf PDF
producing files doc/chart.info, doc/chart.dvi, etc. They need
enough of Chart's Perl dependencies installed to run the doc/weights.pl
script, then Info requires makeinfo (see Creating an Info File) and DVI, PS and PDF require various TeX and Texinfo
tools. PDF also requires either epstopdf from Texlive or TeTeX, or
ps2pdf from Ghostscript.
makeinfo can produce other formats, including DocBook and XML
(see Options for makeinfo).
Copyright 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Kevin Ryde
Chart is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3, or (at your option) any later version.