Elegant Useful and Free PHP Graph/Chart Libraries

php charts
For various kind of reports/applications graph and charts can play a very important role. Here are some of the free and open source chart libraries that you can use into your own PHP web projects. Use these to enhance the user experience and build a rich client presentation.

OpenFlash Chart 2

php charts openflashchart
Home | Download | Demos


Charts with PHP and Google Charts API

php charts google
Usage and Download



XML/SWF Charts

php charts xmlswf
Information | Gallery | Download | Tutorial



Max’s Chart CSS and PHP Driven

php charts maxschart
Information | Download


pChart PHP Class with Cache

php charts pchart
Information | Screen shots | Download | Addons | Demo



php charts phpgraphlib
Information | Documentation | Download | Examples


QGoogleVisualizationAPI (Render charts with Google Visualization API)

php charts googlevis
Information and Download | Sample


FusionCharts Free

FusionCharts Free
FusionCharts Free is a completely free and open-source Flash charting component. It empowers you to create animated and interactive Flash charts for your web applications, desktop applications and presentations

Some of the highlights are:

  • 22 popular charts like Column, Line, Pie, Bar, Area, Stacked, Candlestick and Funnel Chart, that look the same across all browsers
  • Animated and interactive charts that make your applications look “wow”
  • Works with PHP, ASP.NET, JSP, ColdFusion, Python, RoR, simple HTML pages or even PowerPoint Presentations
  • All the charts can pull data from any database and are AJAX enabled

If the chart types and features in FusionCharts Free satiate you, then you end up spending zilch for your charting requirements.
Information and Download | Sample Gallery


So here we are, get these elegant and useful chart libraries and add more rich chart on your PHP web application easily.

Do you know another elegant chart library? Post a comment with it, I will append that in this list afterwards. Share your own thoughts at the comments or you can find me at twitter @ruhanirabin, say hi or share your opinion.


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  • Jasmine March 12, 2012, 2:06 pm

    These are really good PHP charting libraries… I have tried a couple of them actually, and my favorite one is  OpenFlash Chart 2. It’s easy to setup and use, and the graphs it generate are beautiful!

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  • aobeda October 19, 2009, 2:23 pm

    this is really fantastic.
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    I am the author of QGoogleVisualizationAPI. I just released the next major version.
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