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amCharts vs Plotly: What are the differences?

What is amCharts? Advanced javascript charting library that will suit any data visualization need. 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.

What is 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.

amCharts and Plotly can be primarily classified as "Charting Libraries" tools.

Some of the features offered by amCharts are:

  • Free or Commercial
  • All chart and map types you might need
  • Works on all modern browsers and also old IE

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

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

"Mock-up tools" is the primary reason why developers consider amCharts over the competitors, whereas "Bindings to popular languages like Python, Node, R, etc" was stated as the key factor in picking Plotly.

Plotly is an open source tool with 10.3K GitHub stars and 1.2K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Plotly's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of amCharts
Pros of Plotly.js
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    Mock-up tools
  • 2
    Each element can be Customized
  • 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 amCharts
Cons of Plotly.js
  • 1
    Amcharts upgrade often need to rewrite all code
  • 16
    Terrible document

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What is 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.

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 amCharts 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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