amCharts vs Plotly: What are the differences?
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.