Tracking Christmas Cheer with Google Charts

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  1. ribot

    Lovely rundown on the google charts API. Especially the sparklines calls which will be excellent for mobile use. Nice to know that such an easy-to-use graphing API has been made available. How did you uncover the undocumented features? Guessing that you just looked at the code behind the financial graphs.

    A night of graphing experiments beckons. :)

  2. Chris Wallace

    Thanks for the lfi tip – I wrote a sparkline example using XQuery in the weekend and was searching for a solution. This is such a neat example of a really useful web service, I can’t wait to tell my students – wait for a wave of chart junk!

  3. New Method

    A great article on the Google Charts API thankyou! We’ve been using GD to create charts in two recent PHP applications but they didn’t look all that great to be honest. I did spy the Google Charts API but after spending an hour trying to get to grips with it decided my current charts would do.

    It’s a shame Google themselves (being as great as they are) can’t produce such a well written guide to the Chart API!

    Thanks Again.

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