Making arbitary graphs from data isn't easy... especially when the data is on a well protected SQL server in the infrastructure of some web startup.
This project, which hasn't got a name yet, is an attempt to solve that.
I am aiming for a RESTfull view of a table of data so that you can change the metadata associated with a graph and a table of data as easily as you can change a wiki.
The first step is to get the data into the webservice and for this I have rewritten SQL COPY. Well, ok. it's a bit more advanced than that.
I am aiming for something that is as easy as this to use:
psql db -c 'SELECT domain, time, count FROM sometable;' \ | curl -s http://nicsdatabin.com/' \ -d domain=text \ -d time='timestamp with timezone' \ -d count=integer \ -d data=@-
this example is with Postgresql.