Using the animate() function

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The animate() function is an older function that was previously a part of RGraph that has now been rewritten and reinstated to RGraph. It can be used in a similar fashion to the jQuery animate() function but instead of animating CSS properties, it animates (numeric) RGraph properties. The chart shown here uses the trace() effect and then when that has finished it animates the size of the tickmarks so that they grow from nothing to their correct size. The marginInner is also animated at the same time and starts at zero and grows to 15. Here is the source code for the charts shown here.

<script>
    new RGraph.Line({
        id: 'cvs',
        data: [4,8,6,3,5,2,4],
        options: {
            backgroundGridVlines: false,
            backgroundGridColor: '#eee',
            backgroundGridBorder: false,
            textSize: 16,
            textColor: 'black',
            xaxisLabels: ['John','Fred','Lucy','Idan','Lois','Pete','Jenn'],
            marginInner': 0,
            xaxis: false,
            yaxis: false,
            tickmarksStyle: 'dot',
            tickmarksSize: 0,// This is the initial size of the tickmarks
            textAccessible: false
            
        }
    }).trace({frames: 60}, function (obj)
    {
        obj.animate({
            tickmarksSize: 7,
            marginInner: 15
        });
    });
</script>

Above, the animate() function is run upon completion of the trace() effect, however by using method chaining you can just as easily have them run concurrently like so:

<script>
    new RGraph.Line({
        id: 'cvs',
        data: [4,8,6,3,5,2,4],
        options: {
            backgroundGridVlines: false,
            backgroundGridColor: '#eee',
            backgroundGridBorder: false,
            textSize: 16,
            textColor: 'black',
            xaxisLabels: ['John','Fred','Lucy','Idan','Lois','Pete','Jenn'],
            marginInner: 0,
            xaxis: false,
            yaxis: false,
            tickmarksStyle: 'dot',
            tickmarksSize: 0, // This is the initial size of the tickmarks
            textAccessible: false
            
        }
    }).trace({frames: 60}).animate({
        'tickmarksSize': 7
    });
</script>