This is just a small extension but its features are very helpful and easy to use.
Like other Joomla! extensions, this plugin is easy to install, support for both joomla 1.5 and 1.6 version. JV Chart has a simple and friendly style. With this plugin, you can create some charts and add charts to content of pages. You can set the size of chart by default at back end of JV Chart content, and full control to design your chart by using the form at JV Chart button. Using Google Chart API.
At this form, you can:
* Set chart title and title’s style
* Choose the type of chart,
* Input data of chart,
* Set labels for your chart,
* Set legend and legend position
* Set color for chart
* You can add one or multiple lines that traces data in your chart (Markers)
* You can specify solid or dotted grid lines on your chart,
* You can set visible axes, and axis range, axis label
* Set chart width and chart height
At advanced area, you can set attributes and values of your chart directly, note that if advanced area is set, JV Chart will get it as default.
(I'm a Joomla noob)
Had to look around a bit in the components section where nothing apeared, but then found the little "Insert Chart" button in the articles editor.
Every thing in the chart's window is pretty well explained if you have just a basic rememberance of how charts works from high school.
Only flaw I have come across, is that with the options mentioned in the insert page, there is no aparent way to change the Y axis from its default 0-100 range.
You can get it to show another range, but the actual apearance of data will still be based on 0-100. I haven't used Google charts before, so I'm not sure wether this is a flaw in google chart tools, or just a missing parameter that the dev of this extension forgot to put in, but it's most likely the extention that misses this.
So if you can live with to have to manipulate your actual data put into jv-chart to be on a 0-100% scale of the actual data and then just define the y-axis to the range you need to have shown this is a usable extension.
Its still easier to use this than calling google chart tools manually if people don't know how to do that
But if the dev of this extension is still active, some kind of fix would make this a very usefull extension.