Alternatives to Plotly.js logo

Alternatives to Plotly.js

Highcharts, Bokeh, Marvel, Matplotlib, and Storyline are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Plotly.js.
282
543
+ 1
68

What is Plotly.js and what are its top alternatives?

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.
Plotly.js is a tool in the Charting Libraries category of a tech stack.
Plotly.js is an open source tool with 14.2K GitHub stars and 1.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Plotly.js's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Plotly.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. ...

  • Bokeh

    Bokeh

    Bokeh is an interactive visualization library for modern web browsers. It provides elegant, concise construction of versatile graphics, and affords high-performance interactivity over large or streaming datasets. ...

  • Marvel

    Marvel

    A super simple tool that turns any image (including PSDs) or sketch into interactive prototypes for any device. Powered by Dropbox. ...

  • Matplotlib

    Matplotlib

    It is a Python 2D plotting library which produces publication quality figures in a variety of hardcopy formats and interactive environments across platforms. It can be used in Python scripts, the Python and IPython shells, the Jupyter notebook, web application servers, and four graphical user interface toolkits. ...

  • Storyline

    Storyline

    Storyline makes it easy to create, test & publish Alexa skills in minutes with a visual interface and pre-built templates. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Tableau

    Tableau

    Tableau can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click. ...

  • Dash

    Dash

    Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager. Dash stores snippets of code and instantly searches offline documentation sets for 150+ APIs. You can even generate your own docsets or request docsets to be included. ...

Plotly.js alternatives & related posts

Highcharts logo

Highcharts

1.2K
866
81
A charting library written in pure JavaScript, offering an easy way of adding interactive charts to your web...
1.2K
866
+ 1
81
PROS OF HIGHCHARTS
  • 32
    Low learning curve and powerful
  • 15
    Multiple chart types such as pie, bar, line and others
  • 11
    Responsive charts
  • 8
    Handles everything you throw at it
  • 7
    Extremely easy-to-parse documentation
  • 4
    Easy to customize color scheme and palettes
  • 4
    Built-in export chart as-is to image file
CONS OF HIGHCHARTS
  • 3
    Expensive

related Highcharts posts

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.

See more
Bokeh logo

Bokeh

82
142
12
An interactive visualization library
82
142
+ 1
12
PROS OF BOKEH
  • 10
    Beautiful Interactive charts in seconds
  • 2
    1
CONS OF BOKEH
    Be the first to leave a con

    related Bokeh posts

    Shared insights
    on
    MatplotlibMatplotlibBokehBokehDjangoDjango

    Hi - I am looking to develop an app accessed by a browser that will display interactive networks (including adding or deleting nodes, edges, labels (or changing labels) based on user input. Look to use Django at the backend. Also need to manage graph versions if one person makes a graph change while another person is looking at it. Mainly tree networks for starters anyway. I probably will use the Networkx package. Not sure what the pros and cons are using Bokeh vs Matplotlib. I would be grateful for any comments or suggestions. Thanks.

    See more
    Marvel logo

    Marvel

    181
    159
    46
    Prototyping for everyone
    181
    159
    + 1
    46
    PROS OF MARVEL
    • 15
      Nice UI
    • 14
      Free
    • 7
      Easy animations
    • 5
      Dropbox integration
    • 5
      Iphone app
    CONS OF MARVEL
      Be the first to leave a con

      related Marvel posts

      Matplotlib logo

      Matplotlib

      354
      226
      7
      A plotting library for the Python programming language
      354
      226
      + 1
      7
      PROS OF MATPLOTLIB
      • 7
        The standard Swiss Army Knife of plotting
      CONS OF MATPLOTLIB
      • 4
        Lots of code

      related Matplotlib posts

      Shared insights
      on
      MatplotlibMatplotlibBokehBokehDjangoDjango

      Hi - I am looking to develop an app accessed by a browser that will display interactive networks (including adding or deleting nodes, edges, labels (or changing labels) based on user input. Look to use Django at the backend. Also need to manage graph versions if one person makes a graph change while another person is looking at it. Mainly tree networks for starters anyway. I probably will use the Networkx package. Not sure what the pros and cons are using Bokeh vs Matplotlib. I would be grateful for any comments or suggestions. Thanks.

      See more
      Storyline logo

      Storyline

      4
      7
      0
      Create Alexa skills without coding
      4
      7
      + 1
      0
      PROS OF STORYLINE
        Be the first to leave a pro
        CONS OF STORYLINE
          Be the first to leave a con

          related Storyline posts

          D3.js logo

          D3.js

          1.6K
          1.5K
          627
          A JavaScript visualization library for HTML and SVG
          1.6K
          1.5K
          + 1
          627
          PROS OF D3.JS
          • 182
            Beautiful visualizations
          • 97
            Svg
          • 91
            Data-driven
          • 80
            Large set of examples
          • 60
            Data-driven documents
          • 23
            Visualization components
          • 20
            Transitions
          • 18
            Dynamic properties
          • 14
            Plugins
          • 11
            Transformation
          • 6
            Makes data interactive
          • 4
            Components
          • 4
            Enter and Exit
          • 3
            Open Source
          • 3
            Exhaustive
          • 3
            Backed by the new york times
          • 2
            Kris
          • 2
            Easy and beautiful
          • 1
            Angular 4
          • 1
            Simple elegance
          • 1
            Templates, force template
          • 1
            Awesome Community Support
          CONS OF D3.JS
          • 6
            Beginners cant understand at all
          • 5
            Complex syntax

          related D3.js posts

          Tim Abbott
          Shared insights
          on
          Plotly.jsPlotly.jsD3.jsD3.js
          at

          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.

          See more

          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.

          See more
          Tableau logo

          Tableau

          916
          953
          4
          Tableau helps people see and understand data.
          916
          953
          + 1
          4
          PROS OF TABLEAU
          • 3
            Capable of visualising billions of rows
          • 1
            Responsive
          CONS OF TABLEAU
            Be the first to leave a con

            related Tableau posts

            Looking for the best analytics software for a medium-large-sized firm. We currently use a Microsoft SQL Server database that is analyzed in Tableau desktop/published to Tableau online for users to access dashboards. Is it worth the cost savings/time to switch over to using SSRS or Power BI? Does anyone have experience migrating from Tableau to SSRS /or Power BI? Our other option is to consider using Tableau on-premises instead of online. Using custom SQL with over 3 million rows really decreases performances and results in processing times that greatly exceed our typical experience. Thanks.

            See more
            Dash logo

            Dash

            300
            340
            54
            Gives your Mac instant offline access to 150+ API documentation sets
            300
            340
            + 1
            54
            PROS OF DASH
            • 16
              Dozens of API docs and Cheat-Sheets
            • 10
              Great for offline use
            • 7
              Excellent documentation
            • 7
              Works with Alfred
            • 7
              Quick API search
            • 4
              Fast
            • 2
              Good integration with Xcode and AppCode
            • 1
              Great for mobile dev work
            CONS OF DASH
              Be the first to leave a con

              related Dash posts