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What is D3.js? A JavaScript visualization library for HTML and SVG. 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.

What is Google Charts? *A Web service that creates graphical 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.

D3.js and Google Charts belong to "Charting Libraries" category of the tech stack.

D3.js is an open source tool with 86.4K GitHub stars and 21.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to D3.js's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, D3.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 659 company stacks & 666 developers stacks; compared to Google Charts, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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Pros of D3.js
Pros of Google Charts
  • 187
    Beautiful visualizations
  • 98
    Svg
  • 91
    Data-driven
  • 80
    Large set of examples
  • 60
    Data-driven documents
  • 23
    Visualization components
  • 20
    Transitions
  • 18
    Dynamic properties
  • 16
    Plugins
  • 11
    Transformation
  • 7
    Makes data interactive
  • 4
    Components
  • 4
    Enter and Exit
  • 3
    Exhaustive
  • 3
    Open Source
  • 3
    Backed by the new york times
  • 2
    Easy and beautiful
  • 1
    Awesome Community Support
  • 1
    Simple elegance
  • 1
    Templates, force template
  • 1
    Angular 4
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    Cons of D3.js
    Cons of Google Charts
    • 10
      Beginners cant understand at all
    • 5
      Complex syntax
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      What is 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.

      What is 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.

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      What are some alternatives to D3.js and Google Charts?
      three.js
      It is a cross-browser JavaScript library and Application Programming Interface used to create and display animated 3D computer graphics in a web browser.
      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.
      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.
      Python
      Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
      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.
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