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Highcharts vs Chart.xkcd: What are the differences?

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; Chart.xkcd: xkcd styled chart library. It is a chart library plots “sketchy”, “cartoony” or “hand-drawn” styled charts. It’s easy to get started with it. All that’s required is the script included in your page along with a single node to render the chart.

Highcharts and Chart.xkcd can be primarily classified as "Charting Libraries" tools.

Some of the features offered by Highcharts are:

  • It works in all modern mobile and desktop browsers including the iPhone/iPad and Internet Explorer from version 6
  • Free for non-commercial
  • One of the key features of Highcharts is that under any of the licenses, free or not, you are allowed to download the source code and make your own edits

On the other hand, Chart.xkcd provides the following key features:

  • Easy to Use
  • Line Chart
  • Bar Chart

Highcharts and Chart.xkcd are both open source tools. Highcharts with 8.94K GitHub stars and 2.34K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Chart.xkcd with 2.99K GitHub stars and 50 GitHub forks.

What is Chart.xkcd?

It is a chart library plots “sketchy”, “cartoony” or “hand-drawn” styled charts. It’s easy to get started with it. All that’s required is the script included in your page along with a single <svg> node to render the chart.

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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