A(nother) dynamically updating Line chart

[No canvas support]

This goes in the documents header:
<script src="RGraph.common.core.js"></script>
<script src="RGraph.line.js"></script>
Put this where you want the chart to show up:
<canvas id="cvs" width="600" height="250">
    [No canvas support]
This is the code that generates the chart:
    window.onload = function ()
        * Define the varibles that we're going to use

        // Refresh rate (in milliseconds - 1000 per second)
        // *** This is not actually used on this page because ***
        // *** setTimeout is not used - requestAnimationFrame ***
        // *** is used instead which handles the time for you ***
        var delay = 40;
        // Number of points shown on the chart
        var points = 1200;
        // Number of points shown on the chart
        var data = new Array(points);
        // A shortcut reference to the global RGraph object
        var RG = RGraph;
        // A shortcut reference to the global Math object
        var ma = Math;
        // Max Y value on the chart
        var max = 100;
        // min Y value on the chart
        var min = 0;
        // Halfway between the min and max
        var num = (( (max - min) / 2) + min);

        // Generate the labels that are across the X axis. Hard-coded sadly...
        var labels = ['20s', '18s','16s','14s','12s','10s','8s','6s','4s','2s','0s'];
        // The increase/decrease of each iteration
        var delta = 2;

        * Draw the chart. On subsequent draws this chart is updated with new data and
        * redrawn This is faster than creating a whole new object and drawing that.
        var obj = new RGraph.Line({
            id: 'cvs',
            data: data,
            options: {
                gutterLeft: 35,
                ymax: max,
                tickmarks: null,
                linewidth: 1,
                shadow: null,
                backgroundGridVlines: false,
                backgroundGridBorder: false,
                backgroundGridColor: '#eee',
                color: 'black',
                numxticks: 5,
                axisColor: '#666',
                textColor: '#666',
                textSize: 14,
                colors: ['red'],
                labels: labels,
                noxaxis: true,
                textAccessible: true

        * This is the main draw function that is called multiple times per
        * second to update the chart with new data. It:
        * 1. Clears the canvas so that it's ready to be drawn on again
        * 2. .shift()s a piece of data off of the rear of the Line chart internal data
        *    variable
        * 3. .push()s  a new piece of data on to the end of the same array
        * 4. Draws the chart again
        function draw()
            // Clear (NOT reset) the canvas

            // Generate a random number between -5 and 5 and add it to the num
            // variable. Adding asmall change instead of generating a whole new
            // number result in a gentler change.
            num += RG.random(-1 * delta, delta);

            // Limit the num variable to min - max
            num = ma.max(min, num);
            num = ma.min(max, num);

            // Remove a number from the front of the data array

            // Add the new number on to end of the data array
            // Draw the chart
            // Call this function again after the delay (using requestAnimationFrame
            // NOT setTimeout) This function is a compatibility wrapper around
            // requestAnimationFrame


Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

« Back