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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.

thanks

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  • Thanks for your help. I found this place to do some comparing fusioncharts.com/javascript-charting-comparison 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 Jun 4 '14 at 13:49
  • The highchart library is also easy to integrate.
    – Jobin
    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. Jun 30 '14 at 10:12
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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:

http://www.chartjs.org

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. 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. Sep 16 '14 at 8:36

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