1. verify that you have the prerequisites installed

      + perl
	perl is required for both this module and the perl program that uses
	this module. the software has been tested with 5.6.1 and should work
	with anything more recent, and maybe less recent, as well.
        Find perl at

      + GD
	is required in order to create images
	it can be found on CPAN

 2. unbundle the tarball

 3. run 'perl Makefile.PL'

 4. run 'make'

 5. run 'make install'

 6. run 'perldoc Chart::Strip'

 7. you are finished, sing a happy song, or, optionally, send in a bug report