Chart.js vs Plotly: What are the differences?
Chart.js and Plotly can be primarily classified as "Charting Libraries" tools.
Some of the features offered by Chart.js are:
- HTML5 based
On the other hand, Plotly provides the following key features:
- Feature parity with MATLAB/matplotlib graphing
- Online chart editor
- Fully interactive (hover, zoom, pan)
Chart.js and Plotly are both open source tools. It seems that Chart.js with 44.3K GitHub stars and 9.71K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Plotly with 10.4K GitHub stars and 1.21K GitHub forks.
stage.gg, CROPTI, and Boltzap are some of the popular companies that use Chart.js, whereas Plotly is used by Wellzesta, Algo Edge Technologies, and ADEXT. Chart.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 10 company stacks & 14 developers stacks; compared to Plotly, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.