Highcharts Essentials

Create interactive data visualization charts with the Highcharts JavaScript libraryAbout This BookAdd graphical charts to your websites and web applicationsBuild interactive dynamic charts using HighchartsStep-by-step guide for exploring this highly effective graphical tool with real-world examplesGain an insight into the Highcharts API and its custom eventsWho This Book Is ForIf you are a web developer with a basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and want to quickly get started with this web charting technology, this is the book for you. This book will also serve as an essential guide to those who have probably used a similar library and are now looking at migrating to Highcharts.What You Will Learn Create various chart types including line, column, bar, area, and pie Use best practices and techniques to efficiently visualize the data Customize Highcharts aesthetics with web fonts, different fill types, and jQuery UI for animations Utilize the Highcharts API and events to programmatically accomplish various tasks Preprocess data from various sources to dynamically plot the chart Export your charts to different formats including .pdf, .png, .jpeg, or .svg In DetailHighcharts is a charting library written in pure JavaScript, offering an easy way of adding interactive charts to your website or web application. Highcharts makes the visualization of the data a breeze by providing more than 20 chart types and an increased level of control over the aesthetics and interactivity of these charts.This book provides readers with the fundamental knowledge they need to get started with Highcharts development. We will have a look at the features that come packed with the Highcharts library including those of the latest version: 4. You will then start your coding journey by creating charts of different types while also looking at various techniques to accomplish the tasks quickly and more efficiently. This book will prove to be an invaluable guide if you are just starting out with the web charting technology or are migrating from another library to Highcharts. Finally, you will learn about data preprocessing techniques and exporting your charts to different formats to be downloaded by the end user.

Author: Bilal Shahid

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