How to build a chart with Medium’s Charted.co
I started playing around with Charted.co, the online charting application that Medium recently released. It’s pretty nice. Here’s their tour.
- Cool branding, but you can’t store data at Charted.co and therefore you can not embed a chart you’ve made with it unless you install it on your own server. Hack update: We embedded the above in a classic iframe. The problem here is: it’s still editable!
- Screenshots of your charts may be a better option.
- However, you have no control over labelling axes.
I decided to chart some global Starbucks locations data I had from a previous How To on mapping with Google My Maps.
I then told Charted.co where to find my data.
This is what I got.
Next, I started formatting the chart anywhere Charted.co would let me.
Finally, I was left with a couple options. I took a screenshot of each with my mouse hovered over the growth in Starbucks locations in China.
And here’s the other:
Too bad I can’t embed that.
Charted.co is all open-sourced on Github so I could conceivably run this whole thing on my own server. But what we’re missing here is the ability to embed and interact with the chart.