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HTML5 Graphing and Data Visualization Cookbook

By : Ben Fhala
Book Image

HTML5 Graphing and Data Visualization Cookbook

By: Ben Fhala

Overview of this book

The HTML5 canvas tag makes creating any plot shape easy, all you have to do then is fill it with exciting visualizations written in JavaScript or using other visualization tools. "HTML5 Graphing and Data Visualization Cookbook" is the perfect break into the world of Canvas, charts, and graphs in HTML5 and JavaScript. In this book we will go through a journey of getting to know the technology by creating and planning data-driven visualizations. This cookbook is organized in a linear, progressive way so it can be read from start to finish, as well as be used as a resource for specific tasks.This book travels through the steps involved in creating a fully interactive and animated visualization in HTML5 and JavaScript. You will start from very simple "hello world"ù samples and quickly dive deeper into the world of graphs and charts in HTML5. Followed by learning how canvas works and carrying out a group of tasks geared at taking what we learned and implementing it in a variety of chart types. With each chapter the content becomes more complex and our creations become more engaging and interactive.Our goal is that by the end of this book you will have a strong foundation; knowing when to create a chart on your own from scratch and when it would be a good idea to depend on other APIs.We finish our book in our last two chapters exploring Google maps and integrating everything we learnt into a full project.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
HTML5 Graphing and Data Visualization Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Customizing the chart properties with an options object

In this recipe, we will create a new chart with Google Charts API—a candlestick chart—and we will incorporate a variety of configurations into it.

Getting ready

We will start with a clean slate by creating a fresh new JavaScript and an HTML file.

How to do it...

Most of the steps will look almost identical to the past recipes in this chapter. Our main focus will be on our options parameters:

  1. Create an HTML file and link it to a JavaScript file (in our case 08.04.candlestick.js):

    <!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>Google Charts Getting Started</title>
        <meta charset="utf-8" />   
        <script src=""></script>
        <script src="./08.04.candlestick.js"></script>		
      <body style="background:#fafafa">
        <div id="chart"></div>
  2. In the 08.04.candlestick.js file, add the API load and callback...