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ECharts vs Plotly: What are the differences?

ECharts: A free, powerful charting and visualization library *. It is an open source visualization library implemented in JavaScript, runs smoothly on PCs and mobile devices, and is compatible with most current browsers; *Plotly:** The Web's fastest growing charting libraries. Plotly.js is the only open-source JavaScript library for data visualization in the sciences and engineering. Open-source interfaces to Plotly.js are available for Python, R, MATLAB, and React.

ECharts and Plotly belong to "Charting Libraries" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by ECharts are:

  • line graph
  • bar graph
  • scatter plot

On the other hand, Plotly provides the following key features:

  • Feature parity with MATLAB/matplotlib graphing
  • Online chart editor
  • Fully interactive (hover, zoom, pan)

ECharts and Plotly are both open source tools. It seems that ECharts with 35.7K GitHub stars and 10.8K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Plotly with 10.6K GitHub stars and 1.23K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Plotly has a broader approval, being mentioned in 15 company stacks & 67 developers stacks; compared to ECharts, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Pros of ECharts
Pros of Plotly.js
  • 5
    East to implement
  • 4
    Smaller learning curve
  • 3
    Vue Compatible
  • 1
    React compatible
  • 1
    Very customizable
  • 1
    Free to use
  • 1
    Angular compatible
  • 16
    Bindings to popular languages like Python, Node, R, etc
  • 10
    Integrated zoom and filter-out tools in charts and maps
  • 9
    Great support for complex and multiple axes
  • 8
    Powerful out-of-the-box featureset
  • 6
    Beautiful visualizations
  • 4
    Active user base
  • 3
    Webgl chart types are extremely performant
  • 3
    Impressive support for webgl 3D charts
  • 3
    Charts are easy to share with a cloud account
  • 2
    Interactive charts
  • 2
    Publication quality image export
  • 2
    Easy to use online editor for creating plotly.js charts

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Cons of ECharts
Cons of Plotly.js
  • 1
    Support is in chinese
  • 16
    Terrible document

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What is ECharts?

It is an open source visualization library implemented in JavaScript, runs smoothly on PCs and mobile devices, and is compatible with most current browsers.

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 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.

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What are some alternatives to ECharts and Plotly.js?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chart.js
Visualize your data in 6 different ways. Each of them animated, with a load of customisation options and interactivity extensions.
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