D3.js vs Recharts

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D3.js vs Recharts: 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 Recharts? Redefined chart library built with React and D3. Quickly build your charts with decoupled, reusable React components. Built on top of SVG elements with a lightweight dependency on D3 submodules.

D3.js and Recharts can be primarily classified as "Charting Libraries" tools.

D3.js and Recharts are both open source tools. D3.js with 85.8K GitHub stars and 21K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Recharts with 11.9K GitHub stars and 921 GitHub forks.

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I have used highcharts and it is pretty awesome for my previous project. now as I am about to start my new project I want to use other charting libraries such as recharts, chart js, Nivo, d3 js.... my upcoming project might use react js as front end and laravel as a backend technology. the project would be of hotel management type. please suggest me the best charts to use

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Darren Adams
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I've used Highcharts with both Angular Js Reactive applications (render as ReactJs) and also a bit of D3. Personally I found Highcharts to be the easiest to use but, with still quite a good level of customisability if you need it. graphs and charts then give D3 a try.

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Pros of D3.js
Pros of Recharts
  • 182
    Beautiful visualizations
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    Svg
  • 90
    Data-driven
  • 79
    Large set of examples
  • 60
    Data-driven documents
  • 23
    Visualization components
  • 20
    Transitions
  • 18
    Dynamic properties
  • 14
    Plugins
  • 11
    Transformation
  • 6
    Makes data interactive
  • 4
    Components
  • 4
    Enter and Exit
  • 3
    Backed by the new york times
  • 3
    Open Source
  • 2
    Exhaustive
  • 2
    Easy and beautiful
  • 1
    Angular 4
  • 1
    Awesome Community Support
  • 1
    Simple elegance
  • 1
    Templates, force template
  • 1
    Kris
  • 5
    Very intuitive API
  • 3
    Responsive
  • 2
    Built for React, from scratch
  • 2
    Composable chart elements
  • 1
    MIT license

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Cons of D3.js
Cons of Recharts
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    Beginners cant understand at all
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    Complex syntax
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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 Recharts?

    Quickly build your charts with decoupled, reusable React components. Built on top of SVG elements with a lightweight dependency on D3 submodules.

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    What are some alternatives to D3.js and Recharts?
    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.
    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.
    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.
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