[Haskell-cafe] Need advice: Haskell in Web Client

C K Kashyap ckkashyap at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 12:07:54 CET 2012

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 4:19 PM, dokondr <dokondr at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I hope to use Haskell for graphics (charts) programming in Web client.
> My current implementation in brief:
> Server side, Haskell modules:
> 1) collecting various statistics from Twitter
> 2) generating text data for Gnuplot (http://www.gnuplot.info/)
> 3) Gnuplot creates png files with charts
> Web client:
> GWT (Google Web Toolkit) web UI that allows user to enter queries and see
> resulting charts  in Web browser. Charts are png files generated by Gnuplot
> on the server side.
> Ideally, on the server side  instead of using Gnuplot I would like Haskell
> to generate Javascript to be downloaded to Web client and draw charts in
> the browser. Something, very approximately, similar to what GWT does :)
> This code will be specific of course to plotting Javascript framework, no
> problem.
> Looking at "Haskell in web browser - HaskellWiki:"
> http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Haskell_in_web_browser#Haskell_web_toolkit
> I feel a little confused about current state of the available Haskell
> tools for this task.
> Any ideas?
> Hi Dimitri,
Perhaps HTML5's canvas element would meet your requirement. There a few JS
chart implementation for HTML5 floating on the internet.
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