Frequently asked questions
How do I get started?
A: Type your web search terms into the text box on top of this page and click the button "Start 2charts.com Session".
When prompted, log on with your Google account (or quickly sign up to Google if you don't have an account yet).
Using the search results, navigate to the web page of your choice. If you find an HTML table, just click on the 2charts.com icon to create the associated chart.
All this works without any installation procedure?
Your web browser already knows what to do.
Just surf the web and click on a table if you want to create a chart. That's it.
Can I use 2charts.com with any web page on the Internet?
A: WELL, ALMOST*.
Certain restrictions apply, because 2charts.com focuses on normal HTML pages (which constitute the vast majority of web pages).
For example, you will not be able to create charts from page formats other than HTML, like PDF or similar.
Also, in order to be able to correctly render the HTML tables, those must have been laid out conforming to web best practices - exotic table formats will have the potential to be misinterpreted by the rendering algorithms.
What charting features does 2charts.com offer?
A: - Bar chart, vertical or horizontal (inverted), polar chart, pie chart.
- Pivot a chart to exchange series and x axis.
- Drilldown series to pie chart.
- Chart areas zoomable.
- Individual series / points hideable - the chart will dynamically adjust.
- Multiple Y axis option.
- X axis order dynamically reversable.
What is a 2charts.com account?
A: The account stores your balance of credits (comparable to tokens).
For example, when your FREE TRIAL starts, you'll get a credit of 100 chart credits.
For each chart that you create on the web during a 2charts.com session, your credit balance will decrease by 1.
You can always top up your credit balance through Paypal.
* The rendering engine used by 2charts.com leverages intelligent algorithms to interpret tabular data on the Internet and derive appropriate charts from that data.
Although this engine makes its best effort to correctly "parse" the table data, there is no guarantee that it will get the results that you expect.
The challenge is the vast variety of more or less exotic tables out on the web.
We will constantly improve those algorithms in order to increase 2charts.com's successful rendering ratio.