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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.

What is 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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    What companies use D3.js?
    522 companies on StackShare use D3.js
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    208 companies on StackShare use Highcharts
    What companies use Plotly?
    9 companies on StackShare use Plotly

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    10 tools on StackShare integrate with D3.js
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    7 tools on StackShare integrate with Plotly

    What are some alternatives to D3.js, Highcharts, and Plotly?

    • 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
    • Recharts - Redefined chart library built with React and D3

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