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Alternatives to Chart.js

Highcharts, D3.js, Plotly.js, ApexCharts, and Google Charts are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Chart.js.
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What is Chart.js and what are its top alternatives?

Visualize your data in 6 different ways. Each of them animated, with a load of customisation options and interactivity extensions.
Chart.js is a tool in the Charting Libraries category of a tech stack.
Chart.js is an open source tool with 55.4K GitHub stars and 11.3K GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Chart.js's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Chart.js

  • Highcharts

    Highcharts

    Highcharts currently supports line, spline, area, areaspline, column, bar, pie, scatter, angular gauges, arearange, areasplinerange, columnrange, bubble, box plot, error bars, funnel, waterfall and polar chart types. ...

  • D3.js

    D3.js

    It is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. Emphasises on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework. ...

  • Plotly.js

    Plotly.js

    It is a standalone Javascript data visualization library, and it also powers the Python and R modules named plotly in those respective ecosystems (referred to as Plotly.py and Plotly.R). It can be used to produce dozens of chart types and visualizations, including statistical charts, 3D graphs, scientific charts, SVG and tile maps, financial charts and more. ...

  • ApexCharts

    ApexCharts

    A modern JavaScript charting library to build interactive charts and visualizations with simple API. ...

  • Google Charts

    Google Charts

    It is an interactive Web service that creates graphical charts from user-supplied information. The user supplies data and a formatting specification expressed in JavaScript embedded in a Web page; in response the service sends an image of the chart. ...

  • Recharts

    Recharts

    Quickly build your charts with decoupled, reusable React components. Built on top of SVG elements with a lightweight dependency on D3 submodules. ...

  • amCharts

    amCharts

    amCharts is an advanced charting library that will suit any data visualization need. Our charting solution include Column, Bar, Line, Area, Step, Step without risers, Smoothed line, Candlestick, OHLC, Pie/Donut, Radar/ Polar, XY/Scatter/Bubble, Bullet, Funnel/Pyramid charts as well as Gauges. ...

  • CanvasJS

    CanvasJS

    Lightweight, Beautiful & Responsive Charts that make your dashboards fly even with millions of data points! Self-Hosted, Secure & Scalable charts that render across devices. ...

Chart.js alternatives & related posts

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Highcharts

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A charting library written in pure JavaScript, offering an easy way of adding interactive charts to your web...
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PROS OF HIGHCHARTS
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    Low learning curve and powerful
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    Multiple chart types such as pie, bar, line and others
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    Responsive charts
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    Handles everything you throw at it
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    Extremely easy-to-parse documentation
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    Easy to customize color scheme and palettes
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    Built-in export chart as-is to image file
CONS OF HIGHCHARTS
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    Expensive

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Here is my stack on #Visualization. @FusionCharts and Highcharts are easy to use but only free for non-commercial. Chart.js and Plotly are two lovely tools for commercial use under the MIT license. And D3.js would be my last choice only if a complex customized plot is needed.

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D3.js

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A JavaScript visualization library for HTML and SVG
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PROS OF D3.JS
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    Beautiful visualizations
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    Svg
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    Data-driven
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    Large set of examples
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    Data-driven documents
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    Visualization components
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    Transitions
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    Dynamic properties
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    Plugins
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    Transformation
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    Makes data interactive
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    Components
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    Enter and Exit
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    Open Source
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    Exhaustive
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    Backed by the new york times
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    Kris
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    Easy and beautiful
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    Angular 4
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    Simple elegance
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    Templates, force template
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    Awesome Community Support
CONS OF D3.JS
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    Beginners cant understand at all
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    Complex syntax

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We use Plotly (just their open source stuff) for Zulip's user-facing and admin-facing statistics graphs because it's a reasonably well-designed JavaScript graphing library.

If you've tried using D3.js, it's a pretty poor developer experience, and that translates to spending a bunch of time getting the graphs one wants even for things that are conceptually pretty basic. Plotly isn't amazing (it's decent), but it's way better than than D3 unless you have very specialized needs.

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I'm a student, and I have a project to build an application (Visual analytics tool) that takes a Microsoft Excel file, cleans the data, and visualizes it. Also, the app should allow the user to filter and interact with it.

1- should I make it desktop application or web application? : I'm leaning toward (desktop)

2- D3.js OR Python?

3- better excel or CSV?

I'm a beginner Inspiration for interaction and look of the app: eventflow application.

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Plotly.js

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A high-level, declarative charting library
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PROS OF PLOTLY.JS
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    Bindings to popular languages like Python, Node, R, etc
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    Integrated zoom and filter-out tools in charts and maps
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    Great support for complex and multiple axes
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    Powerful out-of-the-box featureset
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    Beautiful visualizations
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    Active user base
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    Webgl chart types are extremely performant
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    Impressive support for webgl 3D charts
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    Charts are easy to share with a cloud account
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    Interactive charts
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    Publication quality image export
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    Easy to use online editor for creating plotly.js charts
CONS OF PLOTLY.JS
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    Terrible document

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Tim Abbott
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We use Plotly (just their open source stuff) for Zulip's user-facing and admin-facing statistics graphs because it's a reasonably well-designed JavaScript graphing library.

If you've tried using D3.js, it's a pretty poor developer experience, and that translates to spending a bunch of time getting the graphs one wants even for things that are conceptually pretty basic. Plotly isn't amazing (it's decent), but it's way better than than D3 unless you have very specialized needs.

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Here is my stack on #Visualization. @FusionCharts and Highcharts are easy to use but only free for non-commercial. Chart.js and Plotly are two lovely tools for commercial use under the MIT license. And D3.js would be my last choice only if a complex customized plot is needed.

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ApexCharts

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馃搳 Interactive SVG Charts for React and Vue.js
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PROS OF APEXCHARTS
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    Interactive charts
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    Graphs renders in SVG
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    Open source with MIT license
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    Provides zooming capabilities
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    Multiple chart types such as pie, bar, line and others
CONS OF APEXCHARTS
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    Slow rendering

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Google Charts

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PROS OF GOOGLE CHARTS
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    CONS OF GOOGLE CHARTS
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      Recharts

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      PROS OF RECHARTS
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        Very intuitive API
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        Built for React, from scratch
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        Responsive
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        Composable chart elements
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        MIT license
      CONS OF RECHARTS
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        amCharts

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        Advanced javascript charting library that will suit any data visualization need
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        PROS OF AMCHARTS
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          Mock-up tools
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          Each element can be Customized
        CONS OF AMCHARTS
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          Amcharts upgrade often need to rewrite all code

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        CanvasJS

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        PROS OF CANVASJS
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          30+ Chart Types
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          Works across Devices and Browsers
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          Well Documented
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          Simple API
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          Responsive Charts
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          Performance
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          Exporting as Image
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          Low learning curve
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          Easy Customization
        CONS OF CANVASJS
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          It's not free

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