Bar Graphs Using Flot and ASP.net MVC

There are a bunch of posts out there about using flot to create nifty HTML graphs but the Internet is all about reiteration and I need to start posting more frequently. Flot is a javascript library which uses HTML Canvas) from HTML 5 to draw simple vector graphics. It works natively on good browsers and with a little bit of hacking on IE8 too. At its most simple one needs only include the jquery libraries and the flot libraries. Technically the excanvas library needs only be included for IE but it doesn’t seem to do any harm to include it all the time and the packed version is just a few kb.