charting the rails

Hi,

There are a multitude of options for charting in rails.

While looking I found Ziya, Open Flash Charts, Google API.

Which have you used and what where your experiences with them? Which
one do you recommend?

I like Open Flash Charts and the Rails interface to it. Have no info
on the rest.

There are a multitude of options for charting in rails.

While looking I found Ziya, Open Flash Charts, Google API.

Which have you used and what where your experiences with them? Which
one do you recommend?

There's a new one out there called ProtoChart which is all client side, no javascript. Seems pretty neat. I've used it for a basic Pie chart and it worked fine. Haven't really hammered on it though.

http://www.deensoft.com/lab/protochart/index.php

I'd second open flash charts which I have put quite a bit of data through. I had some issues with the ruby library (this was about 4 months ago) and had to tweak some things but sent patches back so hopefully they've made it in. Takes a little getting used to it does a pretty nice job.

I can say I wouldn't recommend AnyChart -- at least version 3.0. The way it wanted it's data drove me nuts. Looks like they are at version 5 so maybe it's changed, but with the free options out there....

-philip

FusionCharts has rich collection of chart components and they are
interactive too.
I used FusionCharts about an year ago and I would recommend it (it's a
not free though)

Did you look at SparkLines and Yahoo UI (Charting components) ?

-Pavan

Opencharts development is quite active now and they have rewritten
from scratch. It is called the Opencharts 2 plugin.

I'm not a fan of the static image ones. I like the flash libs out
there better. These are my favorite:
http://www.amcharts.com/

I use them on Cashboard...example here:
http://info.getcashboard.com/topics/reporting-and-visualization

Good luck with your search.