[Sugar-devel] The quest for data

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Sat Jan 11 23:27:21 EST 2014

We had our January meeting at OLPCSF (and our 6th birthday). We talked
about contributions to this project. Introducing Nina Stawski to the
thread. She works with HTML and Javascript and is familiar with
visualization. She suggested d3js.org as one of the options.

Has anyone created the wiki page as yet?


On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 12:37 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 3:26 AM, Martin Dluhos <martin at gnu.org> wrote:
>> On 7.1.2014 01:49, Sameer Verma wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 12:28 AM, Martin Dluhos <martin at gnu.org> wrote:
>>>> For visualization, I have explored using LibreOffice and SOFA, but neither of
>>>> those were flexible to allow for customization of the output beyond some a few
>>>> rudimentary options, so I started looking at various Javascript libraries, which
>>>> are much more powerful. Currently, I am experimenting with Google Charts, which
>>>> I found the easiest to get started with. If I run into limitations with Google
>>>> Charts in the future, others on my list are InfoVIS Toolkit
>>>> (http://philogb.github.io/jit) and HighCharts (http://highcharts.com). Then,
>>>> there is also D3.js, but that's a bigger animal.
>>> Keep in mind that if you want to visualize at the school's local
>>> XS[CE] you may have to rely on a local js method instead of an online
>>> library.
>> Yes, that's a very good point.  Originally, I was only thinking about collecting
>> and visualizing the information centrally, but there is no reason why it
>> couldn't be viewed by teachers and school administrators on the schoolserver
>> itself. Thanks for the warning.
> In fact, my guess would be that what the teachers and principal want
> to see at the school will be different from what OLE Nepal and the
> government would want to see, with interesting overlaps.
> cheers,
> Sameer

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