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Javascript graphing libraries are fun!

Jurassic-Park-33-Hold-on-to-your-butts1Hi all,
Recently I needed to take some very blah looking json feeds and turn them into interesting looking units of data in the world of SVG and HTML5.

 

 

 

dc1
http://dc-js.github.io/dc.js/
DC.js is a fantastic library of mind-bendingly awesome utility that can allow you to create interactive charts that will have your users very excited to fiddle around with data. There’s definitely a learning curve to using it (and using crossfilter.js which is also very cool for slicing data on the client-side!) but it can turn even mediocre attempts into something that is engaging.

 

flot
http://www.flotcharts.org/
Flot is a library that’s been around for quite a while and it’s still pretty darn great. Good customization and very easy to use make it great for diving into making your own charts.

 

google-charts
https://developers.google.com/chart/
Google Charts is also another one that is quick and easy to use. I’ve used it before and it’s got that extra layer of google-ness that means you’ll have some additional connectivity options, I find it just as easy as Flot but with a touch more setup.

Now you have the power to take your charts to the next level and kick those zazz levels up to 11!