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:,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:×100&chd=s:Hellob&chl=May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct

Linear gradient Chart

Actual url:,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


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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