[Haskell-cafe] Best way to use the google visualization (javascript) API rather than static image charts (hs-gchart)?

Ryan Newton rrnewton at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 01:09:44 CET 2012

Thanks David,

As an update, HJScript is a bit of a nightmare to figure out (missing
documentation, examples).  And the model of JS values:

Seems less human comprehensible than, for example, WebBits':


However, jmacro is a breeze for spitting out JS code.  The little script
below will make a simple line plot with google charts.

I'll give flot a try latter.  Zooming / panning sounds nice.


Aforementioned script:

{-# LANGUAGE QuasiQuotes #-}

import Language.Javascript.JMacro

hdr :: String
hdr = "<html> <head> <script type=\"text/javascript\" src=\"
https://www.google.com/jsapi\"></script> <script type=\"text/javascript\">"

ftr :: String
ftr = "    </script>  </head>  <body>  <div id=\"chart_div\" style=\"width:
900px; height: 500px;\"></div>  </body> </html>"

testdata :: [(String, Int, Int)]
testdata = [
      ("2004", 100, 400),
      ("2005", 1170, 460),
      ("2006",  860, 580),
      ("2007", 1030, 540)

-- | This provides a set of basic functional programming primitives, a few
utility functions
-- and, more importantly, a decent sample of idiomatic jmacro code. View
the source for details.
-- body :: JStat
body :: (ToJExpr a3, ToJExpr a2, ToJExpr a1, ToJExpr a) => (a, a1, a2) ->
a3 -> JStat
body (title,line1,line2) testdata = [$jmacro|

  google.load("visualization", "1", {packages:["corechart"]});

  fun drawChart {
    var dat = new google.visualization.DataTable();
    dat.addColumn('string', `(title)` );
    dat.addColumn('number', `(line1)` );
    dat.addColumn('number', `(line2)` );

    // -- Here's our data... this can get BIG:
    dat.addRows( `(testdata)` );

    var options = {  title: `(title)` };
    var chart = new
    chart.draw(dat, options);


main = do
  putStrLn hdr
  print$ renderJs$ body ("blah","line1","line2") testdata
  putStrLn ftr
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