D3.js vs Plotly.js vs Plottable.js

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Pros of D3.js
Pros of Plotly.js
Pros of Plottable.js
  • 179
    Beautiful visualizations
  • 91
    Svg
  • 89
    Data-driven
  • 78
    Large set of examples
  • 59
    Data-driven documents
  • 22
    Visualization components
  • 20
    Transitions
  • 18
    Dynamic properties
  • 14
    Plugins
  • 11
    Transformation
  • 5
    Makes data interactive
  • 4
    Enter and Exit
  • 3
    Backed by the new york times
  • 3
    Components
  • 2
    Exhaustive
  • 2
    Open Source
  • 2
    Easy and beautiful
  • 1
    Angular 4
  • 1
    Simple elegance
  • 1
    Templates, force template
  • 1
    Awesome Community Support
  • 14
    Bindings to popular languages like Python, Node, R, etc
  • 10
    Integrated zoom and filter-out tools in charts and maps
  • 9
    Great support for complex and multiple axes
  • 8
    Powerful out-of-the-box featureset
  • 6
    Beautiful visualizations
  • 4
    Active user base
  • 3
    Webgl chart types are extremely performant
  • 3
    Impressive support for webgl 3D charts
  • 3
    Charts are easy to share with a cloud account
  • 2
    Interactive charts
  • 2
    Publication quality image export
  • 2
    Easy to use online editor for creating plotly.js charts
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    Cons of D3.js
    Cons of Plotly.js
    Cons of Plottable.js
    • 5
      Beginners cant understand at all
    • 4
      Complex syntax
    • 15
      Terrible document
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      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 Plotly.js?

      It is a standalone Javascript data visualization library, and it also powers the Python and R modules named plotly in those respective ecosystems (referred to as Plotly.py and Plotly.R). It can be used to produce dozens of chart types and visualizations, including statistical charts, 3D graphs, scientific charts, SVG and tile maps, financial charts and more.

      What is Plottable.js?

      Built on top of D3, Plottable gives you a set of flexible, premade components that you can combine and rearrange to build charts.

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      What are some alternatives to D3.js, Plotly.js, and Plottable.js?
      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.
      Python
      Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
      Tableau
      Tableau can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click.
      Bokeh
      Bokeh is an interactive visualization library for modern web browsers. It provides elegant, concise construction of versatile graphics, and affords high-performance interactivity over large or streaming datasets.
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