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jqPlot – Clickable Bar Graphs

Updated – jqPlot now has the `jqplotDataClick` event which replicates the functionality discussed below. See the example for Vertical and Horizontal Bar Charts.

I’ve been creating several charts using jqPlot and several of them have been bar graphs. One issue I ran into early on was how to I determine which bar someone clicked on without actually clicking on the data point at the top of the bar.

Updated – Clicking on the image will take you a live example.

Bar Graph with One Series
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Visualizing Data – jqPlot & gRaphaël

My supervisor mentioned to me about a month ago that the doctors want a dashboard on our website to track various data points.

  • How many patients were seen in a week.
  • How many patients did each doctor see.
  • What were type of visit were the patients coming in for.
  • The wish list could go on…

Things were slow for a couple of days so I dove back into my research into Javascript graphing plugins.  I came across jqPlot and gRaphaël as two good candidates.  I liked the wide variety of graphing possibilities with jqPlot.  gRaphaël looked really pretty.  But all of this was judging the book by its cover.
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