atemerev has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm going to write a module for creating financial charts from Perl, like the ones you might have seen at Yahoo Finance. I know some Gd-fu, but last time I have used Gd around 4 years ago, so there's a question: maybe now, in year 2008, there are some modern alternatives to Gd? (particularly I'd appreciate logical coordinate space / vector rescaling). Or Gd is still as good as sliced bread, and there is no point in all this TMTOWTDI-ness?

Moreover, probably someone has already written a financial charting package in Perl, put it on CPAN, and I just haven't heard of it?