This is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time: Google Chart API.
The Google Chart API returns a PNG-format image in response to a URL. Several types of image can be generated: line, bar, and pie charts for example. For each image type you can specify attributes such as size, colors, and labels.
You can include a Chart API image in a webpage by embedding a URL within an IMG tag. When the webpage is displayed in a browser the Chart API renders the image within the page.
Here’s a chart that is generated on the fly:
And here’s the URL that creates it:
You’ll find more examples here.
I wonder how difficult it would be to write VBA code that analyzes an Excel chart, and then creates a Google Chart API URL to reproduce it?
(Cross-posted at J-Walk Blog)