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D3.js vs Flight: What are the differences?

What is D3.js? A JavaScript visualization library for HTML and SVG. 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.

What is Flight? A component-based, event-driven JavaScript framework from Twitter. Flight is distinct from existing frameworks in that it doesn't prescribe or provide any particular approach to rendering or providing data to a web application. It's agnostic to how requests are routed, which templating language you use or even if you render your HTML on the client or the server. While some web frameworks encourage developers to arrange their code around a prescribed model layer, Flight is organized around the existing DOM model with functionality mapped directly to DOM nodes.

D3.js and Flight are primarily classified as "Charting Libraries" and "Javascript UI Libraries" tools respectively.

D3.js and Flight are both open source tools. D3.js with 85.4K GitHub stars and 20.9K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Flight with 6.64K GitHub stars and 587 GitHub forks.

Coursera, Square, and Coinbase are some of the popular companies that use D3.js, whereas Flight is used by Adtena, Birchbox, and Drip. D3.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 525 company stacks & 89 developers stacks; compared to Flight, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

What is 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.

What is Flight?

Flight is distinct from existing frameworks in that it doesn't prescribe or provide any particular approach to rendering or providing data to a web application. It's agnostic to how requests are routed, which templating language you use or even if you render your HTML on the client or the server. While some web frameworks encourage developers to arrange their code around a prescribed model layer, Flight is organized around the existing DOM model with functionality mapped directly to DOM nodes.
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        What are some alternatives to D3.js and Flight?
        three.js
        It is a cross-browser JavaScript library and Application Programming Interface used to create and display animated 3D computer graphics in a web browser.
        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.
        Chart.js
        Visualize your data in 6 different ways. Each of them animated, with a load of customisation options and interactivity extensions.
        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
        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.
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        Decisions about D3.js and Flight
        Tim Abbott
        Tim Abbott
        Founder at Zulip | 5 upvotes 23.1K views
        atZulipZulip
        Plotly
        Plotly
        D3.js
        D3.js

        We use Plotly (just their open source stuff) for Zulip's user-facing and admin-facing statistics graphs because it's a reasonably well-designed JavaScript graphing library.

        If you've tried using D3.js, it's a pretty poor developer experience, and that translates to spending a bunch of time getting the graphs one wants even for things that are conceptually pretty basic. Plotly isn't amazing (it's decent), but it's way better than than D3 unless you have very specialized needs.

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        Reviews of D3.js and Flight
        Avatar of DaneLyons
        Cofounder
        Review ofD3.jsD3.js

        There is so much to like about D3js. It's Javascript, SVG, interactive, it's flexible, fairly well documented...definitely one of the most powerful tools in my webdev toolbox. On top of all that, I occasionally use D3 to produce my version of art.

        How developers use D3.js and Flight
        Avatar of datapile
        datapile uses D3.jsD3.js

        D3.js is an amazing library for doing visualizations, charts/graphs, etc. We are experimenting with it for metric visualizations, marketing graphs/charts, and basically anywhere we could use this amazing library.

        Avatar of Software Antelope
        Software Antelope uses D3.jsD3.js

        Creating online data visualizations to illustrate your potential or interact in new ways with your users. Including transistions, animations and graphs.

        Avatar of Kent Steiner
        Kent Steiner uses D3.jsD3.js

        Charts, charts, charts. Data visualizations are a great way to communicate information to people who need to know it, quickly and concisely.

        Avatar of MOKA Analytics
        MOKA Analytics uses D3.jsD3.js

        We use D3 for creating custom charts that aren't available in off-the-shelf libraries

        Avatar of Clarabridge Engage
        Clarabridge Engage uses D3.jsD3.js

        Several of the visualisations in our Insights pages use D3.js as their engine.

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