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graph of book sales on Amazon

 
Michael Kenning
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I need to make a graph in Java that will output data about book sales on Amazon. Help, please!?
I have found the following base program from Ian Darwin (http://www.darwinsys.com/ ):

package org.me.mylib;

/**
*
* @author Ian Darwin
*/
import java.awt.Dimension;
import java.awt.Graphics;
import java.awt.geom.Point2D;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.List;

import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JPanel;

public class Grapher extends JPanel {

private static final long serialVersionUID = -1813143391310613248L;

/** Multiplier for range to allow room for a border */
public final static double BORDERFACTOR = 1.1f;

/** The list of Point points. */
protected List<Point2D> data;

/** The minimum and maximum X values */
protected double minx = Integer.MAX_VALUE, maxx = Integer.MIN_VALUE;
/** The minimum and maximum Y values */
protected double miny = Integer.MAX_VALUE, maxy = Integer.MIN_VALUE;
/** The range of X and Y values */
protected double xrange, yrange;

public Grapher() {
data = new ArrayList<Point2D>();
figure();
}

/** Set the list data from a list of Strings, where the
* x coordinate is incremented automatically, and the y coordinate
* is made from the String in the list.
*/
public void setListDataFromYStrings(List<String> newData) {
data.clear();
for (int i=0; i < newData.size(); i++) {
Point2D p = new Point2D.Double();
p.setLocation(i, java.lang.Double.parseDouble(newData.get…
data.add(p);
}
figure();
}

/** Set the list from an existing List, as from GraphReader.read() */
public void setListData(List<Point2D> newData) {
data = newData;
figure();
}

/** Compute new data when list changes */
private void figure() {
// find min & max
for (int i=0 ; i < data.size(); i++) {
Point2D d = (Point2D)data.get(i);
if (d.getX() < minx) minx = d.getX();
if (d.getX() > maxx) maxx = d.getX();
if (d.getY() < miny) miny = d.getY();
if (d.getY() > maxy) maxy = d.getY();
}

// Compute ranges
xrange = (maxx - minx) * BORDERFACTOR;
yrange = (maxy - miny) * BORDERFACTOR;
//Debug.println("range", "minx,x,r = " + minx +' '+ maxx +' '+ xrange);
//Debug.println("range", "miny,y,r = " + miny +' '+ maxy +' '+ yrange);
}

/** Called when the window needs painting.
* Computes X and Y range, scales.
*/
@Override
public void paintComponent(Graphics g) {
super.paintComponent(g);
Dimension s = getSize();
if (data.size() < 2) {
g.drawString("Insufficient data: " + data.size(), 10, 40);
return;
}

// Compute scale factors
double xfact = s.width / xrange;
double yfact = s.height / yrange;

// Scale and plot the data
for (int i=0 ; i < data.size(); i++) {
Point2D d = (Point2D)data.get(i);
double x = (d.getX() - minx) * xfact;
double y = (d.getY() - miny) * yfact;
Debug.println("point", "AT " + i + " " + d + "; " +
"x = " + x + "; y = " + y);
// Draw a 5-pixel rectangle centered, so -2 both x and y.
// AWT numbers Y from 0 down, so invert:
g.drawRect(((int)x)-2, s.height-2-(int)y, 5, 5);
}
}
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I need to add more detail to get it to show lines and there are some mistakes because of my changes in the program. Can anybody help me?
 
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