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D3.js vs React: 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 React? A JavaScript library for building user interfaces. Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.

D3.js belongs to "Charting Libraries" category of the tech stack, while React can be primarily classified under "Javascript UI Libraries".

"Beautiful visualizations", "Data-driven" and "Svg" are the key factors why developers consider D3.js; whereas "Components", "Virtual dom" and "Performance" are the primary reasons why React is favored.

D3.js and React are both open source tools. React with 132K GitHub stars and 24.5K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than D3.js with 85.8K GitHub stars and 21K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, React has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3223 company stacks & 3086 developers stacks; compared to D3.js, which is listed in 531 company stacks and 91 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 React?

Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
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