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I want to monitor some simulations I run In a way similar to how text monitor display data. I can easily generate a bunch of text files or image files with the data/plot I want to follow. How can I display them as a part of my desktop background in an eye-pleasing way? I tried conky but I couldn't get it to display image. For example, following conky's wiki I have set up this:

${image /home/yotam/Downloads/images.jpg -p 20,20 -s 200x200}${image /home/yotam/Downloads/images.jpg -p 20,240 -s 200x200}${image /home/yotam/Downloads/images.jpg -p 20,460 -s 200x200}

And now nothing is displayed.

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It is hard to follow what you are trying to do. Maybe xplot is worth checking out? –  Emanuel Berg Jan 27 '13 at 23:06
The simplest way I can describe this is: "I want to generate an applet that will plot some data files which change over time. I look for system monitor plots for inspiration." –  Yotam Jan 28 '13 at 4:21
"generate an applet" = write a program? That program must access the text files and present the data as GFX. I don't know of any "system monitor plots", though. –  Emanuel Berg Jan 28 '13 at 19:05
I was hoping to change and existing one but yes, essentially write a program. –  Yotam Jan 29 '13 at 6:16

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