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Open Flash Chart 2.
See Gallery - X Axis Labels for the method definition.
In this example we have 2 years worth of data. The X axis labels are set to each month plus the year, e.g. 'January 08'. We set the X axis label style, step value to be 6, the chart the shows every 6th label.
We then use set_x_axis_steps() to only tick every 3, this then ticks every 3rd value.
These two methods allow us to remove visual complexity from the graph and stop from overwhelming the user
with too much clutter. The graph above shows two years of data, and yet it still looks clean and crisp. Often
using fewer labels makes the chart look better.
Note that the tooltips pick up the X axis label, even though it is not shown on the X axis.