A reference line in a chart indicating
the measurement of coordinates. In Google Charts, the two main axes are categorized as either:
horizontal vs. vertical
domain vs. target
Google Charts does not call them "x" and "y" axes because this would be ambiguous: Google Charts allows the user to
break the traditional association between the "axis showing domain values" and the "horizontal axis," and it would not be clear which one "x axis"
describes. For example, you can flip the orientation of a chart to show the domain variables on the vertical axis.
A piece of executable code that is passed as an argument to a second piece of code,
which is expected to "call back," or execute, the first piece of code at a later time. In Google Charts,
callbacks are commonly used with library loaders and
event handlers. Example: "Set a
callback to run when the Google Charts library is loaded."
A combination of data representation, appearance, and options that is implemented as a
Pie Charts and
See the Charts Gallery for a full list.
The user interface for editing Google Charts on the fly, which you can include in any web page.
Read more at ChartEditor.
Having a smooth progression of consecutive values. Used to describe an axis where a variable can
take on any value between two given values, as opposed to a discrete
axis. Read more at
Discrete vs Continuous.
Example: "The major axis of a chart can be either discrete or continuous."
A user interface widget on a dashboard, such as sliders or autocompleters, which allows the
viewer to alter the data or charts that are part of a dashboard. Example: "This dashboard contains a
control that lets you select an option from a drop-down menu."
Read more at Controls and Dashboards.
The most popular chart types in Google Charts. You can load all
core charts simultaneously by using the corechart package; read more at
Basic Library Loading.
The core chart types are:
A visual display that combines chart and control instances, typically with at least one
chart and one control. If a dashboard contains multiple charts, they must all have the same data
source. Read more at Controls and Dashboards.
DataTable. A DataView can serve as a data source for Google Charts, but
unlike a DataTable, it is read-only. A DataView auto-updates when the
underlying DataTable is changed, with some exceptions. Read more at DataView Class.
Referring to a set of values that are not
based a continuous value system. In the context of Google Charts,
"discrete" can describe data types or axes. Read more about discrete axes at Discrete vs
Continuous." Example: "A list of countries should be stored as a column with a discrete data type."
The set of all possible inputs which a function or relation can take. If multiple data series are shown in a
chart, it is possible for one domain value to have multiple target values. Example:
"For the domain value '3', this data series has value '5'."
Pre-defined actions that a Google Chart can
register, such as a user clicking a button. The page for each chart type contains an Events section (example here) listing the events supported
by that chart type, such as ready, select and onmouseover. Example: "When the
user clicks 'I want apples,' this throws a userWantsApples event." Read more at Handling Events.
the data in a DataTable column is displayed without affecting the underlying
values. Google Charts provides a pre-defined list of formatters and formatter options. For
example, you can use the prefix option of the NumberFormat formatter to display
the value "1000" as "$1000."
Read more at Formatters.
Google Sheets allows users to create,
update, modify, and share spreadsheets online. Google Sheets are a common data source for Google
Charts. Read more at the Google Charts page on Google Sheets. You can create and manage Google
Sheets from Google Drive.
An optional column role which contains additional target values for given domain values in a data series.
For example, you can store data about confidence intervals
in an interval column in order to display it as part of a bar chart. Intervals are most
commonly displayed in line, scatter, and bar charts. Google Charts offers several
styles for displaying intervals; read more at Intervals.
An area within a chart which lists the label and visual appearance of all data series in a chart,
and/or the visual sub-components of a single data series in a chart. For example, in a pie chart which contains
only one data series, the legend will contain the label and color corresponding to each "slice" of the pie.
Loading the library is necessary whenever you build a web page that uses Google Charts. Read
more at Load the Libraries.
A procedure in object-oriented programming
(OOP) that is associated with an object class. Example: "If you write a chart library, your
Chart object must expose a draw() method.
A data column in a DataTable or DataView, where each value
corresponds one-to-one with a domain value from the domain column. A series may have one or more
associated columns which have different column roles, e.g. annotation or style roles.
Example: "The following chart demonstrates a chart with two series, one in dark blue, one in light blue."
A chart option for displaying multiple data series where each series is graphed relative to the preceding series
by adding up all previous series values for a given domain value. This creates the visual effect of the
series being "stacked" on top of each other. For an example, see
Area Chart: Stacking Areas.
Stacking is available for the following chart types by setting the isStacked option to true:
A column role which uses specific properties to determine
the appearance of a series. Properties include color, opacity,
stroke-width, and stroke-color. Read more about the
style column role
in What Roles are Available?
The small boxes that pop up when your cursor hovers over certain chart components. Tooltip content
can be either automatically generated from the underlying series data or stored in a column with the
tooltip column role. Read more at
A line superimposed on a chart that reveals the overall direction, or "trend," of the data. Read