I tried out the GoogleVis package for R today as a nice distraction. It was indeed a satisfying distraction.
It’s probably old news for many but it was the first time I had played with it.
I really only explored the motion chart. The others didn’t seem quite as appealing.
My only complaint was that it did not support timestamp based time series. I believe that is a limitation of the Google implementation though.
Would be curious to further explore implementing this via R-Apache but I didn’t get this far.
Below you can see the examples I created. The first is the most fun, moving scatter plot with configurable axis, colors, and sizes.
The second is a moving bar chart that has some configurables and lastly is a line chart.
The R code to create this is very simple:
g = gvisMotionChart(dbqldata,idvar="WorkLoadName",timevar="TheDate",options=list(width=700, height=600))
More info at these links: