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heliodor
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Created a Javascript Library for Beautiful Stock Charts

August 12th, 2015, 11:46 am

LINK: https://pizzacharts.com/charting/We originally started Pizzacharts.com with the goal of providing a better user experience for charting Bitcoin prices. Our goal has been to provide beautiful charts for the cryptocurrency community in a way that can communicate as much information as succinctly as possible. As such, we've sweated over each pixel and animation, and provided some features not typically seen on stock charts that can be helpful when charting long term trends or high volatility. For example, our charts can graph the volume logarithmically, invert the chart, chart the volume in either the base or the quote currency, and show line knots proportional in size to the volume.Since then, we've packaged our charting as a separate product for developers, which we're now announcing publicly, as we realize it can be useful to the broader financial community.We aim for our charting library to set a new bar in the charting community as we iterate on it together with the community.
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bearish
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Created a Javascript Library for Beautiful Stock Charts

August 12th, 2015, 1:37 pm

It would have made a better first impression if the charts had displayed in IE 11 (our company mandated browser). I had to fire up Chrome to see it.
 
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Hansi
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Created a Javascript Library for Beautiful Stock Charts

August 12th, 2015, 5:05 pm

Hmm, is this a outside of work side project? It looks nice at first look but this a very saturated space in terms of competition and the examples offered are clearly built for very specific tasks.Might gain some traction if it was open source and free to use but interest will be limited as a paid for library.For reference we use Highcharts/Highstocks and DevExpress for our stuff:http://www.highcharts.com/stock/demohtt ... nt/Charts/
 
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heliodor
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Created a Javascript Library for Beautiful Stock Charts

August 12th, 2015, 6:50 pm

Hansi, agree that are plenty of charting solutions out there that offer line charts, bar, charts, radar charts, pie charts, and more. There are much fewer stock chart solutions. HighStocks is very powerful yet most users don't scratch far below the surface. I think there's room for something that looks better out-of-the-box and can allow developers to accomplish more in the typical situation.'Bearish', we'll get that IE11 problem sorted out. It's a problem in the landing page layer. Thanks for pointing it out.
 
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Created a Javascript Library for Beautiful Stock Charts

August 19th, 2015, 11:23 am

... been using a lot of this stuff for various purposes, coding the presentation layer back in the web client, Javascript has came a long way and there's really good libraries out there for visualizations/charts, etc. After a really comprehensive review we decided to use http://d3js.org/ in one of our projects and have been really surprised by the overwhelmingly positive feedback.
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