Charting / Dashboard Libraries

  • 2 November 2016
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If you're building a custom dashboard, and are looking for something to draw your charts that is easy to implement, and free to use, check out Google's Charts libraries (https://developers.google.com/chart/). They guarantee three years of backwards compatibility, so there are minimal updates required. And you can just add the links in your code to make sure that the libraries you're using are current.
 
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://www.gstatic.com/charts/loader.js"></script> 
You can also specify a specific version, if you want to make sure that there are no surprises. Check out Google's KB article on loading these libraries for more information - https://developers.google.com/chart/interactive/docs/basic_load_libs.
 
Thanks!
Joseph
 

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We will have to check out the Google Charts.

I was using Morris.js, the Google charts may be better to use.

http://morrisjs.github.io/morris.js/

Kind Regards,
Chris
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Plug for Highcharts http://www.highcharts.com
 
Been using that library for years. It's pretty wonderful.
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Highchairs looks great!

I switched to Google Charts after.

I am able to do all that I would like to do with it so far. Time will tell if it will continue that way.

Chris

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