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June 8, 2008

Interesting Ways to Use Google Chart API

College @ Home lists 50 ways to use Google Chart API, a simple API for dynamically generating charts. Plot functions, visualize the evolution of the number of subscribers to a FeedBurner feed, display the results of a poll, transform HTML tables into charts and much more. Of course, you can also use Google's charts just for fun.

If you only need to create a few charts, generators like Chart Maker, Google Chart Creator, Chartpart let you create charts without reading the documentation. To use Google Charts programmatically, check this list of wrappers for Java, C#, PHP, Python.

{ Thanks, Fiona. }


  1. I made a rudimentary function grapher a while back:

  2. I've written up some notes on using scripting to automate pulling data from various sources and displaying these on the same graphs.

    As AdSense does not integrate with Google Analytics using Ruby and the Google Charts API I was able to import the data and automate generating a graph of revenue vs. analytics data.

  3. Woah! I've done that with the API before reading this (the pacman)

  4. Very useful post, so I've got some answers to my questions I had. Thanks for introducing this post.