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Hi Steve
Glad you liked it. Flot and your Lua binding was another library that went under my radar and I didnt know existed.
I have updated my webpage to include your 2 Flot links as an offline alternative solution.
Regards Geoff
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2012 13:36:05 +0200
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> Subject: Re: Lua & Data Visualization
> On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 3:12 PM, Jeff Smith <> wrote:
> > It ended up as a mash up of some Lua, html, _javascript_ and Sqlite code, it
> > sounds complicated, but in reality it is very easy to use as that complexity
> > is largely hidden.
> That is a very cool wrapper - Lua is great at making APIs pleasant to use.
> I'm a great fan of the Flot _javascript_ in-browser chart library [1]
> and lua-flot[2] is a little library I did for an article and
> languished on my hard drive. It exploits the near-isomorphism between
> Lua and _javascript_ data to generate pretty plots without needing to
> involve the cloud in any way. By doing it this way you can use the
> Flot documentation directly with a little bit of mental translation.
> (Laziness being one of the parents of invention)
> At 146 lines, it just does one thing - generates the HTML for a single
> graph. There's a lot of available Flot plugins (in particular for
> interactivity and image plots), and if there's interest I'll extend
> flot.lua to use them in a simple fashion.
> The document [2] was generated by prettify.lua which could be a useful
> basis for a bare-bones blogging tool for those who like arguing with
> code and graphs.
> steve d.
> [1]
> [2]