How to Install Grism (stock market analysis app) in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal?

Grism is a very simple yet an effective stock market analysis software for GNU/Linux. Not just GNU/Linux actually, it's a cross-platform opensource stock market software that can be used in MS Windows and Mac OSX as well.

It uses the Yahoo finance source thus once installed, you're good to go (no need for manual setups, etc). From showing advanced charts to importing the data to the HDD for future access, etc... it's a very handy utility to have which can easily simplify your stock trading activities under GNU/Linux.

Main features...

*. Add unlimited amounts of stock market sources to the main watch-list window via their respective "symbols".

*. Add special notes to chosen watch-lists.

Main GUI...

*. Editable columns with information such as - Market Cap, earnings per share, PEG, Book Values, etc.

*. Mark entries as important which adds a small "star" symbol to the selected watch-list.

*. Split support. 

*. Copy/move stocks from one watch-list to another one easily.

*. Unlimited Portfolios support with gain/loss calculation support, make comments, view history,  change stock symbol, etc.

*. Display charts with history or daily entries.

*. Line or Linear charts support.

*. Save charts into PNG image files.

*. Access the Yahoo finance website via a proxy-anonymous if you like.

*. Get Yahoo finance Quotes... are some of the main features to mention.

You can install Grism in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (should work in 10.10/10.04 or any version after the 7.10!) by using the below method.

In recent versions such as 10.04 and beyond just download the .deb package from here and then simply double click on it. It should open-up the Ubuntu Software Center. Just follow the on-screen installations which is the most easiest method.

In much older Ubuntu versions (where USC is not present) you'll have to install the dependencies first by using the below commands in your Terminal window.
sudo apt-get install ruby libglade2-ruby libcairo2 libgtk2-ruby
Then get the .deb file from the above link and save it to your Home folder and use the below command.
sudo dpkg -i grism_0.9.0-1_all.deb
The bold text should be replaced with the latest version. Yep, after that it should be installed and ready to give you all sorts of stock market related information in your Ubuntu OS. Enjoy!.

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