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ApexCharts vs Highcharts: What are the differences?

What is ApexCharts? 📊 Interactive SVG Charts for React and Vue.js. A modern JavaScript charting library to build interactive charts and visualizations with simple API.

What is Highcharts? A charting library written in pure JavaScript, offering an easy way of adding interactive charts to your web site or web application. 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.

ApexCharts and Highcharts belong to "Charting Libraries" category of the tech stack.

ApexCharts and Highcharts are both open source tools. Highcharts with 8.79K GitHub stars and 2.32K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than ApexCharts with 6.57K GitHub stars and 295 GitHub forks.

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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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Darren Adams
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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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Pros of ApexCharts
Pros of Highcharts
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    Interactive charts
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    Graphs renders in SVG
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    Open source with MIT license
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    Provides zooming capabilities
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    Multiple chart types such as pie, bar, line and others
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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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Cons of ApexCharts
Cons of Highcharts
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    Slow rendering
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    Expensive

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What is ApexCharts?

A modern JavaScript charting library to build interactive charts and visualizations with simple API.

What is 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.

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What are some alternatives to ApexCharts and Highcharts?
ggplot2
It is a general scheme for data visualization which breaks up graphs into semantic components such as scales and layers.
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 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.
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.
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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