More Free Javascript Charting Engines

Continuing the series of free Javascript charting engines, we will look at

  • Emprise Javascript Charts
  • jQuery Google Charts

Emprise Javascript Charts:

Emprise JavaScript Charts is a desktop-based charting engine. There is a variety of licences available for this product, including a free option, and it has been tested to work on most browsers, including iPhone, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla and more. In total 95% of the market share can access this application. Key features of Emprise include:

  • Interactive Charts – Emprise creates dynamic charts that are fully interactive. Users can zoom in and out, scroll, and use features such as mouse tracking, hints and key tracking and events.
  • Automatic – Emprise automatically scales the axes to the data, ensuring that each chart is laid out in the most space efficient manner.
  • Multiple charts – You can stack several different charts on top of each other if desired.
  • Customisable – Users can customise the interface as well as any features of your charts.
  • Import – Data can be imported on-the-fly from XML formatted files.

You can download Emprise Javascript charts at http://www.ejschart.com/index.php. Signing up for the free user licence will mean that all of your charts will be watermarked however, and the cheapest fee paying option is $100, which includes additional types of charts.

jQuery Google Charts:

jQuery Google Charts is a free javascript plugin that creates simple charts using basic source code. It has limited features, which are centred mainly on the creation of the following charts:

  • Barcharts – You can customise colours, dimensions, axis labels, spacing, background and more.
  • Stacked Barcharts – horizontal or vertical
  • Line Charts – There are a variety of options here, including filled line charts, the style of the line and sparklines.
  • Pie Charts
  • 3D Pie Charts

You can access JQuery Google Charts here. It appears that all data must be entered manually, which will of course be a series drawback to any business or organisation that has a large amount of data to be charted.