creating a basic strip chart


Centos Linux, I am a novice with Linux
We do telemetry work and need a simple strip chart for testing data at various places in our sysem. I have been asked to create a simple strip chart function. The suggestion is to use QT Creator and OpenGL. I have not been able to find anything about creating a strip chart.
Do you, dear reader, have any links to tutorials and guidelines for creating strip charts?