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Chart.js vs Underscore: What are the differences?

Developers describe Chart.js as "Simple, clean and engaging charts for designers and developers". Visualize your data in 6 different ways. Each of them animated, with a load of customisation options and interactivity extensions. On the other hand, Underscore is detailed as "JavaScript's utility _ belt". A JavaScript library that provides a whole mess of useful functional programming helpers without extending any built-in objects.

Chart.js belongs to "Charting Libraries" category of the tech stack, while Underscore can be primarily classified under "Javascript Utilities & Libraries".

Chart.js and Underscore 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 Underscore with 24.7K GitHub stars and 5.41K GitHub forks.

Pinterest, reddit, and LinkedIn are some of the popular companies that use Underscore, whereas Chart.js is used by stage.gg, CROPTI, and Boltzap. Underscore has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1047 company stacks & 76 developers stacks; compared to Chart.js, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.

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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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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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Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) provides standard data objects in JSON format for the healthcare industry. Since JSON objects are hierarchical and tree-like, we had a need to defensively 'pluck' fields from our JSON objects and do lots of mapping. We tried jQuery and Underscore and a few other technologies like FHIRPath; but Lodash has been the most well supported, works in the most contexts, has the cleanest syntax, etc. We particularly like the ES6 version of Lodash, where we can import the method names directly, without resorting to * or _ syntax. We got hooked on the 'get' function to defensively pluck fields from objects without crashing our user interface, and have found countless uses for the other lodash functions throughout our apps. Lodash is great for developing and optimizing algorithms.

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Pros of Chart.js
Pros of Underscore
  • 9
    Offers all types of charts
  • 5
    Interactive Charts
  • 3
    It's totally free
  • 85
    Utility
  • 55
    Simple
  • 40
    Functional programming
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    Fast
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    Open source
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    Backbone
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    Javascript
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    Annotated source code
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Cons of Chart.js
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    Slow rendering
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    Bitmap quality export
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    Low quality zoom plugin
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    It's totally free
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    What is Chart.js?

    Visualize your data in 6 different ways. Each of them animated, with a load of customisation options and interactivity extensions.

    What is Underscore?

    A JavaScript library that provides a whole mess of useful functional programming helpers without extending any built-in objects.

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    What are some alternatives to Chart.js and Underscore?
    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.
    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.
    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.
    ApexCharts
    A modern JavaScript charting library to build interactive charts and visualizations with simple API.
    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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