[ubuntu-za] Graphs on website

Karl Fischer kmf at fischer.org.za
Tue Jul 21 10:57:59 BST 2009


On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 11:02, Charl
Wentzel<charl.wentzel at vodamail.co.za> wrote:
> Just some feedback for those that might be interested...
>
> I found an excellent open source tool for doing charts on a web server:
> Flot --> http://code.google.com/p/flot/
>
> It is javascript based and works on FireFox, Opera, Sahara, etc.  (It
> comes with no surprise that there is "special" catering for Internet
> Exploder!)  And it is very easy to use.
>
> It solves four of my major problems:
>
> - Works as-is on both my Ubuntu Desktop and the embedded pc
> So development and target environment works exactly the same
>
> - No connection to the Internet is required
> All files are hosted by the server/device and will work on a stand-alone
> network
>
> - No additional server-side libraries are required
> The additional libraries are javascript which is simply "hosted" to the
> client.  In other words... I don't need to cross-compile anything for
> the embedded platform.
>
> - Requires no additional processing
> The client browser does all the graphics.  The embedded devices are
> typically 500Mhz and can't spend too much time creating graphics.
>
> The downside is that slow clients with very old browsers might be slow
> or might not show the graphs.
>
> Regard
> Charl
>
> On Fri, 2009-05-29 at 11:03 +0200, Martin Wright wrote:
>> Try JS Chart http://www.jscharts.com/
>>
>> Martin
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
>> [mailto:ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Charl Wentzel
>> Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 5:40 PM
>> To: Ubuntu SA Local Community
>> Subject: [ubuntu-za] Graphs on website
>>
>> Hi Guys
>>
>> I have a PHP website currently showing data in a table based on a MySQL
>> MySQL (obviously running on a LAMP server).  I would now like to show a
>> graph in stead, e.g. line chart, bar graph, pie chard, etc.
>>
>> Is there a simple application that would dymanically create one of these
>> charts (in say a gif or jpg format) from a MySQL query that I can call
>> from PHP?
>>
>> I know about the PHP GD2 module that allows you to dynamically draw
>> lines and stuff (like a Paintbrush applications), but that would be
>> awfully complicated to generate charts with.
>>
>> Charl
>>
>>
>
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Hi there
Sorry for coming late on this one ...
will Simile Widgets work for you ?

Re: http://www.simile-widgets.org/

Karl
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