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Google Visualization API Essentials by Traci L. Ruthkoski

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Categories of visualizations

Visualizations fall into two categories, static and interactive. Static visualizations are simply pictures that do not include controls or manipulation capabilities for the viewer. Conversely, an interactive visualization allows the viewer to manipulate data views, cause events, and otherwise have a dynamic interaction with the visualization.

Static

A static chart is a snapshot view of data. The viewer cannot manipulate the chart, other than viewing details through simple mouse-over windows. Chart types that generally fall into the Static category are as follows:

  • Line charts
  • Pie charts
  • Bar graphs
  • Candlestick charts
  • Geography maps and charts
  • Scatter plots
  • Basic tables
  • Tree maps
  • Organizational charts

However, note that Static charts ...

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