D3.js vs. Highcharts

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What is D3.js?

D3.js is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG and CSS. D3’s emphasis on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework, combining powerful visualization components and a data-driven approach to DOM manipulation.

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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Why do developers choose D3.js?
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Why do developers choose Highcharts?
Why do you like Highcharts?

What are the cons of using D3.js?
No Cons submitted yet for D3.js
Downsides of D3.js?

What are the cons of using Highcharts?
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How much does D3.js cost?
How much does Highcharts cost?
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What companies use D3.js?
640 companies on StackShare use D3.js
What companies use Highcharts?
250 companies on StackShare use Highcharts
What tools integrate with D3.js?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with D3.js
What tools integrate with Highcharts?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Highcharts

What are some alternatives to D3.js and Highcharts?

  • Plotly - The Web's fastest growing charting libraries.
  • C3.js - A D3-based reusable chart library
  • amCharts - Advanced javascript charting library that will suit any data visualization need
  • ZingChart - A JavaScript charting library that renders in HTML5 Canvas, SVG, and VML

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