ChartDirector for Ruby 4.1 Released

Advanced Software Engineering is pleased to announce the immediate
availability of ChartDirector for Ruby 4.1, a professional chart
component for Ruby On Rails and standalone Ruby applications.

ChartDirector is a mature and powerful chart component available for
many years with bindings to COM/VB/ASP, .NET, Java, Python, PHP, Perl
and C++. Due to the popularity of Ruby in recent years, Advanced
Software Engineering has decided to port ChartDirector to Ruby,
providing professional charting capabilities to the Ruby world.

Key ChartDirector 4.1 features include:

  • Synthesize Charts using Layers: Unique layering architecture enables
    you to synthesize the charts you want using standard chart layers.

  • Comprehensive Chart Styles: Pie, donut, bar, line, spline, step line,
    trend line, curve-fitting, inter-line filling, area, band, scatter,
    bubble, floating box, box-whisker, waterfall, finance, gantt, vector,
    radar, polar, rose …

  • Financial Library with Source Code: Includes sophisticated financial
    charting library with 46 technical indicators. Comes with source code.
    Also includes an Interactive Financial Chart sample program.

  • Meters and Gauges: Angular meters of arbitrary angular span. Linear
    meters in horizontal and vertical orientations.

  • Unparalleled Customizability: Powerful object oriented API allows you
    to customize every chart details.

  • Flexible Axis System: Unlimited number of XY axes per chart.
    Automatic, semi-automatic and manual scaling. Linear, log, date/time
    and label-based axis. Configurable axis margins. Customizable axis

  • Markup Text Support: The innovative ChartDirector Markup Language
    (CDML) technology allows rich formatting of text - embed icons and
    images in text, use multiple fonts and colors in the same piece of
    text, control text layout, alignment, line-spacing, wrapping,
    truncation, …

  • Advanced Color System: All objects in ChartDirector are painted using
    configurable “color brushes”, supporting ARGB colors (true color with
    alpha transparency), pattern colors (wallpaper), gradients, metallic
    colors, and threshold colors (colors that depend on data values).

  • AJAX Enabled User Interactions: Full suite of mouse events for chart
    objects. Customizable hot spots on charts. Pop-up tool tips,
    drill-down, drag to zoom and drag to scroll support. AJAX enabled for
    web applications so charts can be updated without page refresh.

ChartDirector for Ruby comes with a ready-to-run Ruby On Rails sample
application with numerous sample charts in MCV coding style. It also
includes a complete set of sample charts as standalone Ruby scripts,
and over 700 pages of full indexed and searchable documentation.

Free fully functional trial version available. For more information,
please refer to

XML/SWF Charts suited my needs better personally.

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