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RGraph is a JavaScript charts library based on HTML5 SVG and canvas. RGraph is mature (over 15 years old) and has a wealth of features making it an ideal choice to use for showing charts on your website.

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Get the latest version of RGraph (version 6.18, 1st June 2024) from the download page. You can read the changelog here. There's also older versions available, minified files and links to hosted libraries.

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RGraph can be used for free under the GPL or if that doesn't suit your situation there's an inexpensive (£129) commercial license available.

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A customised Meter chart

[No canvas support]

Here's a customised Meter chart that looks a little bit like the Google Charts Meter chart. The orange to yellow graduation here is done by using the colorsRanges property and specifying the individual colors manually.

Update: You can now (December 2019) toggle the colors of the chart between the solid graduations and a real gradient which shows a much smoother transition through the colors.

The normal Meter chart is a semi-circle, starting on the left and going 180 degrees around to the right. Here though the start and endpoints have been altered by using the anglesStart and anglesEnd properties.

If you use these properties though - remember that they're measured in radians and not degrees. 1 radian = (180 / Pi) degrees. There are some functions that the RGraph common core library provides for you when converting from one to the other:

// Usage: RGraph.toRadians(360) // 6.28
RGraph.toRadians = function (degrees)
    return degrees * (Math.PI / 180);

// Usage: RGraph.toDegrees(3.14) // 180
RGraph.toDegrees = function (radians)
    return radians * (180 / Math.PI);

The Meter is set to be dynamically adjustable too using the adjustable property

This goes in the documents header:
<script src="RGraph.common.core.js"></script>
<script src="RGraph.common.dynamic.js"></script>
<script src="RGraph.meter.js"></script>
Put this where you want the chart to show up:
<div style="float: right; text-align: center">
    <canvas id="cvs" width="500" height="250">[No canvas support]</canvas><br />
    <button onclick="toggleGradient()" style="font-size: 20pt">Toggle gradient</button>
This is the code that generates the chart - it should be placed AFTER the canvas tag(s):
    defaultColors = [
    // Create the Meter chart specifying the min/max/value
    meter = new RGraph.Meter({
        id: 'cvs',
        min: 0,
        max: 100,
        value: 75,
        options: {

            marginLeft: 15,
            marginRight: 15,
            marginTop: 15,
            marginBottom: 15,

            // Hide the centerpin by setting its colors to transparent
            centerpinStroke: 'rgba(0,0,0,0)',
            centerpinFill: 'rgba(0,0,0,0)',

            // These are the colors for the segments on the main chart
            colorsRanges: defaultColors,

            // Turn off labels
            labelsCount: 0,
            // By setting the start and end angles of the Meter you can change
            // the extent of the Meter chart from the default semi-circle
            anglesStart: RGraph.PI + 0.5,
            anglesEnd: RGraph.TWOPI - 0.5,

            linewidthSegments: 0,
            textSize: 16,
            colorsStroke: 'white',
            segmentsRadiusStart: 150,
            needleRadius: 210,
            border: 0,
            tickmarksSmallCount: 0,
            tickmarksLargeCount: 0,
            // This option means that the chart will be dynamically adjustable.
            // You could then use the adjust* events to do something with the
            // new value of the chart.
            adjustable: true,
            responsive: [
                {maxWidth:null,parentCss: {'float':'right'}},
                {maxWidth:700,parentCss: {'float':'none'}}
    // This function facilitates changing the colors to a
    // smooth gradient and vice-versa
    function toggleGradient ()
        // The meter.isGradient variable doesn't have any special RGraph meaning - it's
        // just a regular JavaScript variable that we're setting here that allows us to
        // track what style of color the chart is using.
        if (!meter.isGradient) {
            meter.set('colorsRanges', [[0,100,'Gradient({colors:["red","yellow"],x1:50,y1:0,x2:350,y2:0})']]);
        } else {
            meter.set('colorsRanges', defaultColors);
        meter.isGradient = !meter.isGradient;
        // Reset this flag so that the colors are parsed again;
        meter.colorsParsed = false;