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Alternatives to CanvasJS

Plotly.js, Highcharts, FusionCharts, D3.js, and Chart.js are the most popular alternatives and competitors to CanvasJS .
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What is CanvasJS and what are its top alternatives?

Lightweight, Beautiful & Responsive Charts that make your dashboards fly even with millions of data points! Self-Hosted, Secure & Scalable charts that render across devices.
CanvasJS is a tool in the Charting Libraries category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to CanvasJS

  • Plotly.js
    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

    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. ...

  • FusionCharts
    FusionCharts

    It is the most comprehensive JavaScript charting library, with over 100+ charts and 2000+ maps. Integrated with all popular JavaScript frameworks and server-side programming languages. Create interactive JavaScript charts for your web and enterprise applications. ...

  • D3.js
    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. ...

  • Chart.js
    Chart.js

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

  • Matplotlib
    Matplotlib

    It is a Python 2D plotting library which produces publication quality figures in a variety of hardcopy formats and interactive environments across platforms. It can be used in Python scripts, the Python and IPython shells, the Jupyter notebook, web application servers, and four graphical user interface toolkits. ...

  • C3.js
    C3.js

    c3 is a D3-based reusable chart library that enables deeper integration of charts into web applications. ...

  • amCharts
    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. ...

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Plotly.js

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A high-level, declarative charting library
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PROS OF PLOTLY.JS
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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
CONS OF PLOTLY.JS
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    Terrible document

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We use Plotly (just their open source stuff) for Zulip's user-facing and admin-facing statistics graphs because it's a reasonably well-designed JavaScript graphing library.

If you've tried using D3.js, it's a pretty poor developer experience, and that translates to spending a bunch of time getting the graphs one wants even for things that are conceptually pretty basic. Plotly isn't amazing (it's decent), but it's way better than than D3 unless you have very specialized needs.

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Here is my stack on #Visualization. @FusionCharts and Highcharts are easy to use but only free for non-commercial. Chart.js and Plotly are two lovely tools for commercial use under the MIT license. And D3.js would be my last choice only if a complex customized plot is needed.

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Highcharts

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PROS OF HIGHCHARTS
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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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    Uu
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    It is nice
CONS OF HIGHCHARTS
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    Expensive

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Here is my stack on #Visualization. @FusionCharts and Highcharts are easy to use but only free for non-commercial. Chart.js and Plotly are two lovely tools for commercial use under the MIT license. And D3.js would be my last choice only if a complex customized plot is needed.

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FusionCharts

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PROS OF FUSIONCHARTS
    Be the first to leave a pro
    CONS OF FUSIONCHARTS
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      Not free

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    D3.js

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      Beautiful visualizations
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      Svg
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      Data-driven
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      Large set of examples
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      Data-driven documents
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      Visualization components
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      Transitions
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      Dynamic properties
    • 16
      Plugins
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      Transformation
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      Makes data interactive
    • 4
      Components
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      Enter and Exit
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      Exhaustive
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      Backed by the new york times
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      Open Source
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      Easy and beautiful
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      Angular 4
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      Awesome Community Support
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      Simple elegance
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      Templates, force template
    CONS OF D3.JS
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      Beginners cant understand at all
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      Complex syntax
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    Tim Abbott
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    We use Plotly (just their open source stuff) for Zulip's user-facing and admin-facing statistics graphs because it's a reasonably well-designed JavaScript graphing library.

    If you've tried using D3.js, it's a pretty poor developer experience, and that translates to spending a bunch of time getting the graphs one wants even for things that are conceptually pretty basic. Plotly isn't amazing (it's decent), but it's way better than than D3 unless you have very specialized needs.

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    I'm a student, and I have a project to build an application (Visual analytics tool) that takes a Microsoft Excel file, cleans the data, and visualizes it. Also, the app should allow the user to filter and interact with it.

    1- should I make it desktop application or web application? : I'm leaning toward (desktop)

    2- D3.js OR Python?

    3- better excel or CSV?

    I'm a beginner Inspiration for interaction and look of the app: eventflow application.

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    Chart.js

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    Simple, clean and engaging charts for designers and developers
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    PROS OF CHART.JS
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      Offers all types of charts
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      Interactive Charts
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      It's totally free
    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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    Here is my stack on #Visualization. @FusionCharts and Highcharts are easy to use but only free for non-commercial. Chart.js and Plotly are two lovely tools for commercial use under the MIT license. And D3.js would be my last choice only if a complex customized plot is needed.

    See more
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    Matplotlib

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    PROS OF MATPLOTLIB
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      The standard Swiss Army Knife of plotting
    CONS OF MATPLOTLIB
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      Lots of code

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    Hi - I am looking to develop an app accessed by a browser that will display interactive networks (including adding or deleting nodes, edges, labels (or changing labels) based on user input. Look to use Django at the backend. Also need to manage graph versions if one person makes a graph change while another person is looking at it. Mainly tree networks for starters anyway. I probably will use the Networkx package. Not sure what the pros and cons are using Bokeh vs Matplotlib. I would be grateful for any comments or suggestions. Thanks.

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    C3.js

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    A D3-based reusable chart library
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    PROS OF C3.JS
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      Easy to use
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      Reusable charts
    CONS OF C3.JS
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      Dependent on D3.js which is not lightweight

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    amCharts

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    Advanced javascript charting library that will suit any data visualization need
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    PROS OF AMCHARTS
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      Mock-up tools
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      Each element can be Customized
    CONS OF AMCHARTS
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      Amcharts upgrade often need to rewrite all code

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