Interactive web charting tools?

2 Oct 2009 - 11:22am
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DanP
2006

Hi All,

Apologies if this question has been asked and answered before - I've
been searching for a canned toolkit or a complete package that I can
recommend to our development for building an interactive web graph.
The interaction would be specific to a zoom feature, allowing a user
to increase or decrease the span of time and thus the data within the
graph. Data for the graph is provided through a home-rolled database
(it's not static).

We've looked at jFreechart, and some of the GWT Google public tools,
but they aren't sufficient to do this type of interaction from what
we've seen.

Must this be coded from scratch, in flash, java or similar - or does
something exist to speed our efforts?

Many thanks,
-Dan

Dan Peknik
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, California

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2 Oct 2009 - 1:57pm
DanP
2006

Tia, Jason,

Thank you! These look like decent solutions. There's actually an
example that's close to what we want in the Flot area. Fusioncharts
doesn't have a similar idea, but I'll keep looking. It seems robust.

All the best,
-Dan

Dan Peknik
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, California

On Oct 2, 2009, at 10:22 AM, dnp607 wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> Apologies if this question has been asked and answered before - I've
> been searching for a canned toolkit or a complete package that I can
> recommend to our development for building an interactive web graph.
> The interaction would be specific to a zoom feature, allowing a user
> to increase or decrease the span of time and thus the data within
> the graph. Data for the graph is provided through a home-rolled
> database (it's not static).
>
> We've looked at jFreechart, and some of the GWT Google public tools,
> but they aren't sufficient to do this type of interaction from what
> we've seen.
>
> Must this be coded from scratch, in flash, java or similar - or does
> something exist to speed our efforts?
>
> Many thanks,
> -Dan
>
>
> Dan Peknik
> NASA Ames Research Center
> Moffett Field, California
>
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2 Oct 2009 - 12:22pm
chetanprasad
2009

Xcelsius is an awesome tool for this kind of stuff it can read data
from database and project in to various graphs and charts, they are
also interactive. It is basically as dashboarding software. not sure
if you are actually looking for one such thing!!!

But for you to actually use the time based zoom feature you need to
install an add-on from here
http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/boc/index?rid=/webcontent/uuid/50777207-2ef1-2b10-5ba2-b4afd59e0bb2

or atelast you should be able to do the zooming by tweaking the
different elements that you could use.

I hope this helps GOOD LUCK !!!

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2 Oct 2009 - 12:11pm
Scott Stebleton
2009

It's still in the early stages, but I'm fast becoming a fan of Flot
(http://code.google.com/p/flot/), a jQuery-based charting tool.
It's fast, flexible, and doesn't require Flash, which is always a
plus in my book.

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