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Activity Number: 337
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Graphics
Abstract - #304268
Title: Interactive Web Graphs with Fewer Exclusions
Author(s): James Fiedler*+
Address: 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX, 77058, United States
Keywords: interactive ; web ; graphics

There is growing popularity for interactive, statistical web graphs and programs to generate them. However, it seems that these programs tend to be somewhat restricted in which web browsers and statistical software are supported. For example, the software might use SVG (e.g., Protovis, gridSVG) or HTML canvas, both of which exclude most versions of Internet Explorer, or the software might be made specifically for R (gridSVG), thus excluding users of other stats software. There are more general tools (d3, Rapha\"elJS) which are compatible with most browsers, but using one of these to make statistical graphs requires more coding than is probably desired, and requires learning a new tool. This talk will present a method for making interactive web graphs, which, by design, attempts to support as many browsers and as many statistical programs as possible, while also aiming to be relatively easy to use and relatively easy to extend.

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