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kalos

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graphs software
« on: October 22, 2010, 07:40:03 PM »
hello

is thera a good software to create graphs?

horizontal-bar-graph-400x400.gif

not a drawing program to draw them, but a specific program that you enter data and it creates the graphs

it would be nice to be highly customizable and offer glow effects, choosing background, etc

thanks

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Re: graphs software
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 11:40:18 AM »
or a plugin for other graphics software?

I would also like to specify SD too, in the graph

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Re: graphs software
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2010, 11:42:26 AM »
there are a bunch of really great graphing software programs.. but i haven't been following them recently so i wouldn't want to advise.

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Re: graphs software
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 02:54:14 AM »
this is one source. might be too simple in your case..

http://nces.ed.gov/n...eagraph/default.aspx

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Re: graphs software
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 05:44:26 AM »
yep, its google's first result

it's very simplistic

anyone with experience to what i am doing?

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Re: graphs software
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 12:17:10 PM »
Whenever I need to graph something I reach for a spreadsheet. e.g. OpenOffice Calc.  The Calc program offers quite a few chart types: (e.g. column, bar, pie, area, line, XY scatter, Net, stock, column and line.) It takes a little bit of effort to learn how to get the graph looking like you want, but the results are pretty good. However, getting a decent .PNG file requires some trickery: long-story-short - first export the spreadsheet document as a PDF file then use a screen capture program to capture the image in the resolution you need by using the zoom function in the PDF display program. Below is an x-y line graph I threw together recently for some work I was doing over on the Drupal project...
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c253/ridge-runner/SCREENSHOTS/drupal_static_executions_times.png
graphs software

However, I understand that there is a new (better) fork of the OpenOffice project, since Oracle aquired Sun...
But as mouser suggested, there are probably better alternatives.

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Re: graphs software
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2010, 05:41:08 PM »
, its google's first result

-oh, you do use google?!

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Re: graphs software
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2010, 05:49:40 PM »
Excel or, as widgewunnder notes above, Calc (NB - OpenOffice has been rebranded LibreOffice) work well. There are also SoftMaker Office and Kingsoft Office, both of which have spreadsheet programs and both of which will graph data.

Standalone, dedicated graphing software, I'm not so aware of. I DO know that above and beyond Excel's built-in graphing capabilities there are a myriad of third-party add-ins for Excel that expand upon it.
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Re: graphs software
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2011, 08:32:48 PM »
I found something interesting today:

XML/SWF Charts:

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XML/SWF Charts is a simple, yet powerful tool to create attractive charts and graphs from XML data.

Create an XML source to describe a chart, then pass it to this tool's flash file to generate the chart. The XML source can be prepared manually, or generated dynamically using any scripting language (PHP, ASP, CFML, Perl, etc.)

XML/SWF Charts makes the best of both the XML and SWF worlds. XML provides flexible data generation, and Flash provides the best graphic quality.

There is both a paid and free version, and it makes stuff that looks like this:

Screenshot - 6_18_2011 , 9_27_59 PM.pnggraphs software


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Re: graphs software
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2011, 09:30:03 PM »
Excel or, as widgewunnder notes above, Calc (NB - OpenOffice has been rebranded LibreOffice) work well. There are also SoftMaker Office and Kingsoft Office, both of which have spreadsheet programs and both of which will graph data.

Standalone, dedicated graphing software, I'm not so aware of. I DO know that above and beyond Excel's built-in graphing capabilities there are a myriad of third-party add-ins for Excel that expand upon it.

+1

Excel/Calc are mature products with massive functionality. They've got years of improvements, so probably anything you want to do, they can do it and more.
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Re: graphs software
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2011, 03:36:05 AM »
Have you looked at yoshinoGraph ?
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Re: graphs software
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2011, 05:08:21 AM »
@ kalos : or this Veusz ?
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Re: graphs software
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2011, 06:28:56 AM »

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Re: graphs software
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2011, 08:17:57 AM »
Yes - don't know why I didn't post the Veusz homepage ...  :huh:

However, there do seem to be problems with the download links both on the home page and at Softpedia.
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« Last Edit: June 30, 2011, 08:25:40 AM by joiwind »

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Re: graphs software
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2011, 08:34:08 AM »
no, they are just a little weird...

go to http://home.gna.org/veusz/downloads/ and click "Latest Windows binary" (1.12) 10.21MB

Edited:
also, read http://home.gna.org/...tes/1.12-install.txt
« Last Edit: June 30, 2011, 08:37:01 AM by Curt »