Comparing Graphite and Flot

Producing a dashboard with charts generated by Graphite using its render API I kinda liked the results:

Sample TP95 chart from Graphite

But then I thought, I wonder if I could produce the same dashboard from the raw data, using jquery flot?. And the answer is, of course:

Sample TP95 chart from flot

Which do you prefer? I kinda like the flot version better. As a developer, I have finer control over the look of the chart. This means, for one thing, the fonts are nicer. Also, I can move the title around, style things differently. And I can make the chart interactive, too. Using graphite involves significantly less labor, though. Less custom code.



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