A basic Bar chart using CSV data

[No canvas support]

This basic example uses AJAX to request a CSV file from the server and then parses it with JavaScript to convert it into usable data. You can see the CSV file here.

Note: In October 2013 a new CSV reader was added to RGraph. It makes reading CSV files much easier. You can read about the new CSV reader here.

This goes in the documents header:
<script src="RGraph.common.core.js"></script>
<script src="RGraph.bar.js"></script>
Put this where you want the chart to show up:
<canvas id="cvs" width="600" height="250">
    [No canvas support]
This is the code that generates the chart:
    * This is the callback for the AJAX request
    var callback = function ()
        // Parse the AJAX result text
        var data   = this.responseText.split(/\r?\n/);
        var labels = [];
        // Handle the response
        for (var i=0; i<data.length; ++i) {
            var row = data[i].split(/,/);

            var newrow = [];

            for (var j=1; j<row.length; ++j) {

            data[i] = newrow;

        var bar = new RGraph.Bar({
            id: 'cvs',
            data: data,
            options: {
                grouping: 'stacked',
                xaxisLabels: labels,
                colors: ['red','blue','yellow','pink','black','gray','green']

    * Make the AJAX call that fetches the CSV data
    RGraph.AJAX('/sample.csv', callback);