Google Charting

Google has released an open web API, which provides drop-dead graphs and charts for web pages. I really find their implementation elegant and powerful. Here are some sample charts and their usage urls. Good stuff!

Linear stripes Chart

Actual url: http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=lc&chd=s:UVVUVVUUUVVUSSVVVXXYadfhjlllllllmmliigdbbZZXVVUUUTU&chco=0000FF&chls=2.0,1.0,0.0&chxt=x,y&chxl=0:|Jan|Feb|Mar|Jun|Jul|Aug|1:|0|25|50|75|100&chs=200×125&chg=100.0,25.0&chf=c,ls,0,CCCCCC,0.2,ffffff,0.2

Pie Chart

Actual url: http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=p3&chs=220×100&chd=s:Hellob&chl=May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct

Linear gradient Chart

Actual url: http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=lc&chd=s:pqokeYONOMEBAKPOQVTXZdecaZcglprqxuux393ztpoonkeggjp&chco=FF0000&chls=4.0,3.0,0.0&chs=200×125&chxt=x,y&chxl=0:|1|2|3|4|5|1:|0|50|100&chf=c,lg,0,76A4FB,1,ffffff,0|bg,s,EFEFEF

Here is the blog post announcing the public release of the Google Chart API

And, here is the Google Chart API reference page

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About dataland

Like many others, I'd like to improve the world but I'm currently caught up in day-to-day work. In the meantime, I'm a software developer who is very much focused on the end user.
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