NOTE: This demo shows a way of manually parsing CSV. As of Highcharts 4.0 this is not necessary for simple CSV files, as this functionality is built into the Data module.
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		<title>Highcharts Data from CSV manual parsing</title>
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				chart: {
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					type: 'column'
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				title: {
					text: 'Fruit Consumption'
				},
				xAxis: {
					categories: []
				},
				yAxis: {
					title: {
						text: 'Units'
					}
				},
				series: []
			};
			
			/*
			 Load the data from the CSV file. This is the contents of the file:
				Apples,Pears,Oranges,Bananas,Plums
				John,8,4,6,5
				Jane,3,4,2,3
				Joe,86,76,79,77
				Janet,3,16,13,15
			 */ 
			$.get('data.csv', function(data) {
				// Split the lines
				var lines = data.split('\n');
				$.each(lines, function(lineNo, line) {
					var items = line.split(',');
					
					// header line containes categories
					if (lineNo == 0) {
						$.each(items, function(itemNo, item) {
							if (itemNo > 0) options.xAxis.categories.push(item);
						});
					}
					// the rest of the lines contain data with their name in the first position
					else {
						var series = { 
							data: []
						};
						$.each(items, function(itemNo, item) {
							if (itemNo == 0) {
								series.name = item;
							} else {
								series.data.push(parseFloat(item));
							}
						});
						options.series.push(series);
					}
				});
				var chart = new Highcharts.Chart(options);
			});
		});
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	NOTE: This demo shows a way of manually parsing CSV. As of Highcharts 4.0 this is
	not necessary for simple CSV files, as this functionality is built into the 
	<a href="http://api.highcharts.com/#data">Data module</a>.
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