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Lightweight Charts vs CanvasJS : What are the differences?

Developers describe Lightweight Charts as "Financial charts built with HTML5 canvas". The library displays financial data as an interactive chart on your web page without affecting your web page loading speed and performance. On the other hand, *CanvasJS * is detailed as "Beautiful HTML5 Charts Library built on JavaScript & HTML5 Canvas Element". It runs across devices including iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Microsoft Surface, Desktops, etc. This allows you to create Rich Dashboards that work across devices without compromising on Maintainability or Functionality.

Lightweight Charts and CanvasJS can be primarily classified as "Charting Libraries" tools.

Some of the features offered by Lightweight Charts are:

  • Open source
  • Responsive across devices
  • Touch-optimized

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

  • Themes
  • Chart Types
  • Interactivity

Lightweight Charts and CanvasJS are both open source tools. It seems that Lightweight Charts with 951 GitHub stars and 102 forks on GitHub has more adoption than CanvasJS with 2 GitHub stars and 2 GitHub forks.

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Pros of CanvasJS
Pros of Lightweight Charts
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    30+ Chart Types
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    Works across Devices and Browsers
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    Well Documented
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    Simple API
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    Responsive Charts
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    Performance
  • 1
    Exporting as Image
  • 1
    Low learning curve
  • 1
    Easy Customization
  • 0
    Open Source

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Cons of CanvasJS
Cons of Lightweight Charts
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    It's not free
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    What is CanvasJS ?

    Lightweight, Beautiful & Responsive Charts that make your dashboards fly even with millions of data points! Self-Hosted, Secure & Scalable charts that render across devices.

    What is Lightweight Charts?

    The library displays financial data as an interactive chart on your web page without affecting your web page loading speed and performance.

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      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.
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