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Learn Chart.js

By : Helder da Rocha
Book Image

Learn Chart.js

By: Helder da Rocha

Overview of this book

Chart.js is a free, open-source data visualization library, maintained by an active community of developers in GitHub, where it rates as the second most popular data visualization library. If you want to quickly create responsive Web-based data visualizations for the Web, Chart.js is a great choice. This book guides the reader through dozens of practical examples, complete with code you can run and modify as you wish. It is a practical hands-on introduction to Chart.js. If you have basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript you can learn to create beautiful interactive Web Canvas-based visualizations for your data using Chart.js. This book will help you set up Chart.js in a Web page and show how to create each one of the eight Chart.js chart types. You will also learn how to configure most properties that override Chart’s default styles and behaviors. Practical applications of Chart.js are exemplified using real data files obtained from public data portals. You will learn how to load, parse, filter and select the data you wish to display from those files. You will also learn how to create visualizations that reveal patterns in the data. This book is based on Chart.js version 2.7.3 and ES2015 JavaScript. By the end of the book, you will be able to create beautiful, efficient and interactive data visualizations for the Web using Chart.js.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
About Packt

Chapter 7. Advanced Chart.js

When you create data visualizations with Chart.js, most of the work you will have involves preparing the data so that it can be loaded and used by a chart instance. You don't have to worry much about fonts, padding, axes, screen resizing, or responsiveness, since new charts are preconfigured with defaults intended for optimal presentation and interactivity. In the last chapter, we learned how to adjust colors, labels, animations, and other typical configurations in different types of charts. In this chapter, we will explore configuration topics that you won’t use as frequently, and that may require additional coding, extensions, and integration with other libraries, such as tooltip behavior configuration, label generation, scripting, creating mixed charts, creating plugins, using the Chart.js API, and using HTML Canvas with Chart.js.

What you will learn in this chapter includes the following:

  • Tooltip configuration
  • Advanced legend configuration
  • Displaying multiple...