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Alternatives to Highcharts

D3.js, amCharts, Tableau, Google Charts, and ECharts are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Highcharts.
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What is Highcharts and what are its top alternatives?

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.
Highcharts is a tool in the Charting Libraries category of a tech stack.
Highcharts is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Highcharts's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Highcharts

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Tableau
    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. ...

  • Google Charts
    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. ...

  • ECharts
    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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • AnyChart
    AnyChart

    AnyChart is a flexible JavaScript (HTML5) based solution that allows you to create interactive and great looking charts. It is a cross-browser and cross-platform charting solution intended for everybody who deals with creation of dashboard, reporting, analytics, statistical, financial or any other data visualization solutions. ...

  • NVD3
    NVD3

    This project is an attempt to build re-usable charts and chart components for d3.js without taking away the power that d3.js gives you. This is a very young collection of components, with the goal of keeping these components very customizable, staying away from your standard cookie cutter solutions. ...

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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
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    Plugins
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    Transformation
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    Makes data interactive
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    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
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    Beginners cant understand at all
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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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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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CONS OF AMCHARTS
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    Amcharts upgrade often need to rewrite all code

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Tableau

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Tableau helps people see and understand data.
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    Very expensive for small companies

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Google Charts

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      ECharts

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      A free, powerful charting and visualization library
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      PROS OF ECHARTS
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        East to implement
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        Smaller learning curve
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        React compatible
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        Free to use
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        Angular compatible
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        Very customizable
      CONS OF ECHARTS
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        Support is in chinese

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      PROS OF PLOTLY.JS
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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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      AnyChart

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      Robust JavaScript (HTML5) charting solution for easily adding interactive charts, maps and dashboards to web pages, apps
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      PROS OF ANYCHART
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        Easy to use and super fast
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        A lot of chart types
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        NVD3

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