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I'm looking for a little bit of advice about this:

I am developing an ecommerce component and I need to do some sales charts.

I have seen that some developers use the jqplot library and others use Google Chart.

Anyone have any experience on this or can advise me, please.


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Thanks for your help. I found this place to do some comparing – Piero Marsilio Jun 4 '14 at 13:46
Also I am doing some research on use: Hikashop -> google chart // Akeeba Suscription -> jqplot // jMarquet -> google chart // RedShop -> apparently has no charts // VirtueMart -> apparently has no charts – Piero Marsilio Jun 4 '14 at 13:49
The highchart library is also easy to integrate. – Jobin Jose Jun 5 '14 at 3:36
Hi, Just want to inform you all that I finally used google chart. I decided for them because their documentation and solid company behind the technology. Thaks for your help. – Piero Marsilio Jun 30 '14 at 10:12

Google Charts is plain simple, and you don't add Kbytes to your download. I've implemented Google Charts to fill chart requirements.

jqPlot library (and similar libraries) provides a better feature set, and you can also customize advanced features, but you have to manage the full installation (version, size, etc).

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Rocket theme has been adding Chart.js to their templates lately, it looks pretty slick:

I'm not a programmer though, so I don't know how it differs from the other options, but it sure looks nice.

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I've looked into chart.js (I am a programmer) and indeed it has some nice features. The only issue with it is that the original developer hasn't been active for a while, so it might be a dead project. – Mathew Lenning Jun 5 '14 at 23:11
@MathewLenning - I checked on Sep/2014 and there are many commits which came in last 60 days. – miroxlav Sep 13 '14 at 16:32
@miroxlav Awesome news. – Mathew Lenning Sep 16 '14 at 8:36

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