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Open Flash Chart Plugin for Ruby on Rails (pullmonkey.com)
24 points by sant0sk1 on July 23, 2008 | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments

This is at least 6 months old, but you won't know that because, frustratingly, there aren't any dates on this page.

Check out Google's Visualization API: http://code.google.com/apis/visualization/documentation/gall...

Click on the charts tab, you can even use the Google Finance chart.

Ah... it was news to me. Interweb reception isn't good in my cave, I guess. ;-)

Good point re: Google. They definitely have nice charts but I'm trying to not rely on Google for everything. I'm already using them for ads, maps, and AJAX libraries, but I don't feel comfortable putting all my eggs on one colorful Googly basket. That makes third-party solutions that I can host (like this one) especially attractive. Spread the love, and the risk...

re: maps, have you looked at OpenLayer?

Dang, this sent my page visits through the roof. So maybe some useful information - I put the open flash chart (version 2) plugin out on github - http://github.com/pullmonkey/open_flash_chart/tree/master

Thanks for making this. I had no idea it existed, and I think it'll be perfect for something I'm working on.

This is very cool and I may investigate adding these to one of my projects.

My biggest question is: do they print? Charts are for reporting and a lot of people still like to print reports.

I guess people at FusionCharts aren't happy. It's hard to be a commercial software tools/libraries company these days.

FusionCharts DOES release a free version of their charts, though. Their paid charts are some of the best on the market.

Also will suggest amCharts, they are also really good.

Very nice plugin. Thanks for posting this, and to the developers for making it available. This is a much-needed addition.

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