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GD/SVG version 0.24 =================== GD::SVG seamlessly enables the scalable vector graphics (SVG) output from scripts written using GD. It accomplishes this by translating GD functions into SVG functions. IMPORTANT NOTES 1. In addition to GD::SVG, Ronan Oger has created a similar module (SVG::GD). In principle these modules perform a similar function but go about it in slightly different ways. Ronan and I are now concurrently developing these modules which may be merged in the future. In particular, Ronan's module ultimately aims to tap into the raster editing abilities of GD. GD::SVG focuses primarily on generating SVG-output from scripts written with GD - focusing on generating images de novo from stacks of data. 2. See the internal documentation on important notes on how to use GD::SVG. QUICKSTART USAGE GUIDE To enable SVG output, you must change several elements of your script. This includes the use statement and direct calls to the classes that GD implements. In short: # use GD; use GD::SVG; # my $image = GD::Image->new($width,$height); my $image = GD::SVG::Image->new($width,$height); ... print $image->svg(); See the full documentation for examples on enabling dynamic selection of image output. INSTALLATION To install this module type the following: perl Makefile.PL make make test sudo make install You may need to be root (or sudo) to executre the make install command. DEPENDENCIES This module requires these other modules and libraries: GD, SVG ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Lincoln Stein, creator of GD and my postdoctoral mentor, desires special credit. Ronan Oger, creator of the SVG module and co-creator of a similar GD-wrapper, has been very helpful with discussions about interfacing GD to SVG. Patches: srezic (color comparisons), jettero (fixed linecaps). COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE Copyright (C) 2003-2008 Todd Harris (email@example.com) and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.