View Full Version : Graphing / Chart Options

05-08-2009, 07:14 PM
I posted an earlier comment in the XML forums asking about XML/SWF graphs. But after 2 days, 80 views, and no suggestions, thought it better to ask here in the General area as well.

Does anyone have any recommendations for some very good, nice graphing scripts that get its information from XML, php, a database etc?

I'm trying to be able to create a mixed graph that can do the following.

1. It will have bar graph listing the weekly average Team Scores.
2. The same graph will have a line graph for each team listed in the data (between 12 and 16 teams).
3. The graph should load initally with only 1 team/line graph compared to the bar average.
4. The legend should let you toggle on and off each Team to compare to them to the average.

I'm currently working with XML/SWF Charts (http://www.maani.us/xml_charts/), but I haven't been able to reproduce the above criteria.

I've also found via google searches these as well, but have been unable to test with them thus far.

JPGraph (http://www.aditus.nu/jpgraph/)
Yahoo UI Charts (http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/charts/)
Fusion Charts (http://www.fusioncharts.com/)
Visifire (http://visifire.com/)
StyleChart (http://chart.inetsoft.com./)

05-08-2009, 09:39 PM
For the right price I'll install and test those scripts you've already found :D

05-08-2009, 10:08 PM
lol.. I may just take you up on that offer. For now, I'd like to learn how to do it on my own though.

I've already been playing with xml/swf graphs, and I can create a chart of all the teams scores.

Example here: http://www.fantasy-sports.org/charts/sample.html

The charts kind ugly all cluttered up. But I did learn how to toggle the legend, so that if you click a team, it will remove them from the graph. I'd like to sorta set a default on that to load only one team when first viewed though. Still trying to see if that option exists.

But I'm also 99% sure that to use the mixed bar/line graph that you can only show one line graph on the chart to compare to the bar.

I hope to try and learn more about Visifire as well. That one seems pretty good as well..

02-26-2010, 04:40 PM
try to use one more tool flycharts - http://flycharts.net - even ten charts on the same area.