graphing - best approach? (Google Chart API, Flash, RMagick...?)

Hi,

I want to include some graphs in my RoR application. Any recommendation re where I should jump. I’ve already gone through an RMagick installation for other purposes. Want it to be relatively straight forward, but also want the graphs to have a high level of finishing.

Possible options?

What approach do you recommend for a RoR developer?

Tks

I would like to give my vote up for the Google charts API. It's pretty
simple and it's really fast. I use it for this site:

http://brocoum.com/voter/

Hi,
I want to include some graphs in my RoR application. Any recommendation re
where I should jump. I've already gone through an RMagick installation for
other purposes. Want it to be relatively straight forward, but also want
the graphs to have a high level of finishing.

Possible options?
* Google Chart API - http://code.google.com/apis/chart/
* Rails Gruff - http://code.google.com/apis/chart/ (RMagick based /
plugin)
* Flash based approach perhaps:
- http://teethgrinder.co.uk/open-flash-chart/
- http://www.fusioncharts.com/ [costs $$]

I just used the open-flash-chart for some work. It went pretty well. The library is a little confusing to use at first... seems a pretty straight port of the PHP library, not as "ruby-ish", but it did what I needed it to do and looks nice.

Didn't look at google's charting as it wasn't an option for business reasons...

I thought I'd read some where that gruff wasn't being updated. Maybe that was scruffy though. I don't really remember...

-p

> Hi,
> I want to include some graphs in my RoR application. Any recommendation re
> where I should jump. I've already gone through an RMagick installation for
> other purposes. Want it to be relatively straight forward, but also want
> the graphs to have a high level of finishing.
>
> Possible options?
> * Google Chart API - http://code.google.com/apis/chart/
> * Rails Gruff - http://code.google.com/apis/chart/ (RMagick based /
> plugin)
> * Flash based approach perhaps:
> - http://teethgrinder.co.uk/open-flash-chart/
> - http://www.fusioncharts.com/ [costs $$]

I just used the open-flash-chart for some work. It went pretty well. The
library is a little confusing to use at first... seems a pretty straight
port of the PHP library, not as "ruby-ish", but it did what I needed it to
do and looks nice.

Didn't look at google's charting as it wasn't an option for business
reasons...

I thought I'd read some where that gruff wasn't being updated. Maybe that
was scruffy though. I don't really remember...

just found a rails plugin for the Goggle API.
http://agilewebdevelopment.com/plugins/gc4r

Anyone used it? Looks good.

I personally like Gruff, then Google Chart API ... in that order. If
you already have RMagick then I'd go with Gruff. My two cents.

Nicholas