Charted vs Highcharts vs Plotly.js

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I have used highcharts and it is pretty awesome for my previous project. now as I am about to start my new project I want to use other charting libraries such as recharts, chart js, Nivo, d3 js.... my upcoming project might use react js as front end and laravel as a backend technology. the project would be of hotel management type. please suggest me the best charts to use

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Darren Adams
Senior Developer at Burning Glass Technologies · | 2 upvotes · 61.4K views

I've used Highcharts with both Angular Js Reactive applications (render as ReactJs) and also a bit of D3. Personally I found Highcharts to be the easiest to use but, with still quite a good level of customisability if you need it. graphs and charts then give D3 a try.

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Pros of Charted
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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
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      Export on server side, can be used in email
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      It is nice
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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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      Impressive support for webgl 3D charts
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      Webgl chart types are extremely performant
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      Charts are easy to share with a cloud account
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      Publication quality image export
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      Easy to use online editor for creating plotly.js charts
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      Interactive charts

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    Cons of Charted
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        Terrible document

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      What is Charted?

      Charted is a tool for automatically visualizing data, created by the Product Science team at Medium. Provide the link to a data file and Charted returns a beautiful, interactive, and shareable chart of the data.

      What is 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.

      What is 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 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.

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