[rrd-users] Re: rrdtool - making small readable graphs?

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.het.net
Thu May 15 14:40:31 MEST 2003

On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 08:27:43AM -0400, dmahler at telcordia.com wrote:

> But.... when I try to make it smaller, like "WIDTH=400 HEIGHT=90 " , it is
> just to blurry to be usable.
> - is it because I have changes the ratio of height to weight?
> - or is 90 just too sort?
> - are there other options I can use to make it clearer?   removing grids?
> playing with other options?
> what are other people using for height and width?  what is the trick to
> making clear (and small) graphs?

*THE* number one problem is a mismatch between the actual picture size
and the one reported to the browser.  An image with a real height of
100 pixels and a "HEIGHT=90" setting won't display properly.

Much of what looks like rudeness in hacker circles is not intended to give
offence. Rather, it's the product of the direct, cut-through-the-bullshit
communications style that is natural to people who are more concerned about
solving problems than making others feel warm and fuzzy.


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