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  • Make basic line graphs, bar charts, and pie charts
  • Create functions to parse various JSON objects to build datasets
  • Customize the style of your charts to create your own personal designs
  • Update your charts with live data using AJAX calls
  • Build waterfall, block, and OHLC charts
  • Increase the functionality of your charts by building event handlers
  • Add plugins to make the data more accessible

jqPlot is a charting and plotting plugin for the jQuery framework with numerous chart style options, and is a great tool to build data visualizations. Using jqPlot, you can create bar charts, pie charts, and even stock market charts. It is more than just a plugin for jQuery; you can design, build, and integrate graphs in a far more straightforward manner than popular feature-rich options such as Highcharts.

This book empowers you to create highly-customized charts and graphs that present your data in a visually appealing and analytic manner. Starting with a basic line graph, you'll cover the other standard charts as well as some of the not-so-standard ones. If you want to be leaps and bounds ahead of your colleagues when it comes to developing graphs and charts for your web applications, this book is the answer.

  • Learn the fundamentals and applications of jqPlot as you work as a data analyst for a fictional consumer electronics company
  • Build on and extend the examples that you follow throughout the book and build your own complex and interesting charts
  • Accessible for anyone as knowledge of similar tools such as Highcharts isn't required
Page Count 240
Course Length 7 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781783981168
Date Of Publication 25 Aug 2014


Scott Gottreu

Scott Gottreu has worked across a range of industries; academic, medical, advertising, nonprofit, and private sector organizations. Each time, he expanded his knowledge base while solving problems specific to that sector. He started off in classic ASP and moved on to PHP, and is now using Rails as well. He learned JavaScript and jQuery along the way.

He currently works for Warren Douglas Advertising in Fort Worth, Texas, where he creates solutions for his company's various clients.