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    SitePoint Evangelist bradical1379's Avatar
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    Google releases chart image generator

    Sick of trying to configure that messy PHP application to plot out your graphs for your web site? Well, Google felt your pain, and has devised yet another avenue to collect data from their loyal users.

    Google released a chart generator service they are calling the Google Chart API.

    Usage is pretty straight forward, as is documented well in their Developers Guide. You link to an image in the form of a parameterized URL.

    Code:
    http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=p3&chd=t:65,35&chs=350x150&chl=Site|Point


    The Developers Guide will aid you in the development of your charts. Google is currently offering Line charts, Scatter plots, Bar chart, Venn diagrams, and Pie charts.

    This is a pretty useful tool for everyone is trying to create visualization tools for their users. Google does have a usage policy regarding the service, as your are limited to 50,000 requests per day.

    Happy Graphing.

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    Follow Me On Twitter: @djg gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy Dan Grossman's Avatar
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    Interesting. There doesn't seem to be a commercial usage restriction on it. The pie chart looks nice.


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