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Description

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 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.

What is MetricsGraphics.js?

MetricsGraphics.js is a library built on top of D3 that is optimized for visualizing and laying out time-series data. It provides a simple way to produce common types of graphics in a principled, consistent and responsive way. The library currently supports line charts, scatterplots and histograms as well as features like rug plots and basic linear regression.

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    Companies

    What companies use D3.js?
    522 companies on StackShare use D3.js
    What companies use Plotly?
    8 companies on StackShare use Plotly
    What companies use MetricsGraphics.js?
    1 companies on StackShare use MetricsGraphics.js

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with D3.js?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with D3.js
    What tools integrate with Plotly?
    7 tools on StackShare integrate with Plotly
    What tools integrate with MetricsGraphics.js?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with MetricsGraphics.js

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

    • Highcharts - A charting library written in pure JavaScript, offering an easy way of adding interactive charts to your web site or web application
    • 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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