[nycphp-talk] re: Graph creation software for PHP
rmarscher at beaffinitive.com
Mon Jan 8 17:09:36 EST 2007
I remember when that got recommended before... I use JpGraph and was
going to switch to it, but it got shot down when I realized that people
using the charts often cut and paste the graph into a Word doc or
something like that. The PHP/SWF Charts FAQ says this about exporting
to image files: "Currently, the only way to do this is manually. Grab a
screen shot of the chart and convert it to other file formats. If your
platform supports printing to pdf, use the *_link's
print feature to print it to a PDF file." So we stuck with JpGraph
because it generates image files.
Something to consider.
Jon Baer wrote:
> I must say that someone else on this list recommend this package a
> while back + it is a gem ...
> Well worth a look.
> - Jon
> On Jan 8, 2007, at 7:54 AM, R. Mariotti wrote:
>> > Message: 4
>> > Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 17:11:02 -0500
>> > From: "Cliff Hirsch" <cliff at pinestream.com>
>> > Subject: [nycphp-talk] Seeking image graph software suggestions
>> > To: <talk at lists.nyphp.org>
>> > Message-ID: <000001c732a8$b81f6bf0$12a8a8c0 at HirschLaptop>
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>> > I currently use PHP's image functions and the GD library to create bar
>> > charts. Now I want to move on to line and x-y charts. My time is
>> > probably better spent elsewhere than reinventing the wheel again.
>> > Does anyone have suggestions for good graphing software? Some
>> > possibilities I'm exploring:
>> > JpGraph
>> > Jpowered
>> > ChartDirector
>> > PEAR Image_Graph
>> > I don't need anything fancy, but would rather not spend the time
>> > figuring out how to squeeze an arbitrary number of data points into a
>> > few hundred pixels.
>> > Happy New Year,
>> > Cliff Hirsch
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>> I've used ChartDirector in multiple projects and it has always
>> delivered very well. It's reasonably quick; the charts are
>> reasonably well resolved; they're completely configurable; the
>> support is reasonable and the cost is pretty cheap compared to
>> "re-inventing the wheel".
>> That's just my $0.02 worth.. YMMV
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