Charting development toolkits

30 Dec 2003 - 9:52am
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Josh Seiden
2003

Hello all,
I'm looking for charting toolkits and libraries, and
hoping for a tip.
I'm working with a development team to create some
business intelligence, reporting and analysis software.
In addition to standard line and bar charts, the
application needs to do some treemap-type charts. (See:
www.smartmoney.com/marketmap)
The team has discovered this:
http://www.infragistics.com/products/charting.asp?sec=2

Does anyone know of any alternatives?
Thanks,
JS

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30 Dec 2003 - 10:13am
Bill Brelsford
2003

Josh,

I have the .Net version of this product on my shelf, http://chartfx.com
<http://chartfx.com/> . I have played with it a little bit, but haven't had
the opportunity to use it in an application yet. They have a trial version
that you can download. If there is something specific that you would like
me to test for you, just let me know.

thanks,

bb

Bill Brelsford

Vision Data Solutions, Inc.

http://visionds.com

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30 Dec 2003 - 10:19am
Mark
2003

We used Ilog's JViews with great success on a large browser-based
analytics application. The library can be used in native Java, as flat
graphics in a browser, or as interactive SVGs.

the link: http://www.ilog.com/products/jviews/index.cfm

The demos should give you a good idea of the range of sophistication
they offer.

Email me directly if you have any additional questions.
</MWK>

Mark W. Kraemer
User Interface Architect
Navigator Systems, Inc.
www.navigatorsystems.com

Joshua Seiden wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'm looking for charting toolkits and libraries, and hoping for a tip.
> I'm working with a development team to create some business
> intelligence, reporting and analysis software. In addition to standard
> line and bar charts, the application needs to do some treemap-type
> charts. (See: _www.smartmoney.com/marketmap_
> <file://www.smartmoney.com/marketmap>)
>
> The team has discovered this:
> _http://www.infragistics.com/products/charting.asp?sec=2_
> Does anyone know of any alternatives?
> Thanks,
> JS
>
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30 Dec 2003 - 10:36am
vutpakdi
2003

A bit more specification on the platform and needs would help.

Since you mentioned infragistics, I'm guessing that you're either doing a
web, .Net, or ActiveX based deployment, right?

I've used the Olectra Chart (now called ComponentOne Chart, I think) from
ComponentOne in my VB prototyping days. They have newer versions for .Net
and ASP.Net deployments. You might want to see how well those work for
you.

I'm afraid that I don't have any experience with the Java based charting
tools. A number of them pop up when I google for "java charting tool".

Ron

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30 Dec 2003 - 10:48am
Mark Schindler
2003

Charting development toolkitsJosh--
You might also want to look at netCharts, from Visual Mining www.visualmining.com , or Visualize (www.visualize.com).

If you just need treemaps, I believe Smart Money sells a toolkit to create your own. Or try the HCIL at U. Maryland (Ben Shneiderman's group) where the treemap technology originated: http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/treemap/

-Mark Schindler
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From: Joshua Seiden
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Subject: [ID Discuss] Charting development toolkits

Hello all,
I'm looking for charting toolkits and libraries, and hoping for a tip.
I'm working with a development team to create some business intelligence, reporting and analysis software. In addition to standard line and bar charts, the application needs to do some treemap-type charts. (See: www.smartmoney.com/marketmap)

The team has discovered this:
http://www.infragistics.com/products/charting.asp?sec=2
Does anyone know of any alternatives?
Thanks,
JS

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30 Dec 2003 - 12:32pm
Andrew Otwell
2004

You didn't say what dev environment you're working in, but SwiffCharts
has some really sexy charting components for Flash.

http://www.globfx.com/

31 Dec 2003 - 9:50am
Joan Linskey
2003

JGo by Northwoods has similar package to ilog with a similar offering. They has native java and a thin client component that we use, as well as .NET and ActiveX. We liked that it handled drag and drop (and other rich client like interactions we were looking for in a thin client). It may be a overkill than whatyou are looking for.

Check out their demo.
http://www.nwoods.com/go/

I think the ilog generated SVGs might be more well suited for your needs but in our experience SVG has not quite caught on yet. It involves downloading a viewer to the local machine (similar to an acrobat reader down load from www.adobe.com). We ruled out SVG for our implementation because we thought our users would have little appetite for downloadable components.

Cheers
-Joan

Mark <mark at thekraemers.com> wrote:
We used Ilog's JViews with great success on a large browser-based
analytics application. The library can be used in native Java, as flat
graphics in a browser, or as interactive SVGs.

the link: http://www.ilog.com/products/jviews/index.cfm

The demos should give you a good idea of the range of sophistication
they offer.

Email me directly if you have any additional questions.

Mark W. Kraemer
User Interface Architect
Navigator Systems, Inc.
www.navigatorsystems.com

Joshua Seiden wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'm looking for charting toolkits and libraries, and hoping for a tip.
> I'm working with a development team to create some business
> intelligence, reporting and analysis software. In addition to standard
> line and bar charts, the application needs to do some treemap-type
> charts. (See: _www.smartmoney.com/marketmap_
> )
>
> The team has discovered this:
> _http://www.infragistics.com/products/charting.asp?sec=2_
> Does anyone know of any alternatives?
> Thanks,
> JS
>
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9 Jan 2004 - 2:56pm
Janet M. Six
2003

Hi,

Tom Sawyer Software (tomsawyer.com) has a great toolkit for
visualizing graphs. They also have a tool which can be added to Visio
for automatically formatting diagrams.

Automated graph visualization also happened to be the topic of my
dissertation and I provide consulting services regarding algorithms for
automated graph visualization. Please feel free to contact me if you
have interest in this field! ;-)

Regards,
Janet Six

Mark wrote:

> We used Ilog's JViews with great success on a large browser-based
> analytics application. The library can be used in native Java, as flat
> graphics in a browser, or as interactive SVGs.
>
> the link: http://www.ilog.com/products/jviews/index.cfm
>
> The demos should give you a good idea of the range of sophistication
> they offer.
>
> Email me directly if you have any additional questions.
> </MWK>
>
> Mark W. Kraemer
> User Interface Architect
> Navigator Systems, Inc.
> www.navigatorsystems.com
>
>
> Joshua Seiden wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>> I'm looking for charting toolkits and libraries, and hoping for a tip.
>> I'm working with a development team to create some business
>> intelligence, reporting and analysis software. In addition to
>> standard line and bar charts, the application needs to do some
>> treemap-type charts. (See: _www.smartmoney.com/marketmap_
>> <file://www.smartmoney.com/marketmap>)
>>
>> The team has discovered this:
>> _http://www.infragistics.com/products/charting.asp?sec=2_
>> Does anyone know of any alternatives?
>> Thanks,
>> JS
>>
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9 Jan 2004 - 3:15pm
Susan Mercer
2004

Hi all -

We also use Infragistics controls, but found that the graphing
capabilities that they offer didn't quite meet our requirements.
Instead, we went with Mycos (www.mycostech.com). They have a good
demonstration site that shows their capabilities. We've included our
first graph in our most recent release and are happy with it so far.

Good luck,
Susan

Susan Mercer
Information Design Team Lead
FreeMarkets, Inc.
FreeMarkets Center
210 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-222-6114
Email: smercer at freemarkets.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet M. Six [mailto:jsix at lonestarinterfacedesign.com]
Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 2:56 PM
To: discuss-interactiondesigners.com at lists.interactiondesigners.com
Subject: Re: [ID Discuss] Charting development toolkits

Hi,

Tom Sawyer Software (tomsawyer.com) has a great toolkit for
visualizing graphs. They also have a tool which can be added to Visio
for automatically formatting diagrams.

Automated graph visualization also happened to be the topic of my
dissertation and I provide consulting services regarding algorithms for
automated graph visualization. Please feel free to contact me if you

have interest in this field! ;-)

Regards,
Janet Six

Mark wrote:

> We used Ilog's JViews with great success on a large browser-based
> analytics application. The library can be used in native Java, as flat

> graphics in a browser, or as interactive SVGs.
>
> the link: http://www.ilog.com/products/jviews/index.cfm
>
> The demos should give you a good idea of the range of sophistication
> they offer.
>
> Email me directly if you have any additional questions. </MWK>
>
> Mark W. Kraemer
> User Interface Architect
> Navigator Systems, Inc.
> www.navigatorsystems.com
>
>
> Joshua Seiden wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>> I'm looking for charting toolkits and libraries, and hoping for a
>> tip. I'm working with a development team to create some business
>> intelligence, reporting and analysis software. In addition to
>> standard line and bar charts, the application needs to do some
>> treemap-type charts. (See: _www.smartmoney.com/marketmap_
>> <file://www.smartmoney.com/marketmap>)
>>
>> The team has discovered this:
>> _http://www.infragistics.com/products/charting.asp?sec=2_
>> Does anyone know of any alternatives?
>> Thanks,
>> JS
>>
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
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>>
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