Plotly vs ggplot2: What are the differences?
Plotly and ggplot2 can be primarily classified as "Charting Libraries" tools.
Some of the features offered by Plotly are:
- Feature parity with MATLAB/matplotlib graphing
- Online chart editor
- Fully interactive (hover, zoom, pan)
On the other hand, ggplot2 provides the following key features:
- Axis titles
- Margins and points in ggplot2 look cooler
Plotly and ggplot2 are both open source tools. Plotly with 10.8K GitHub stars and 1.26K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than ggplot2 with 4.04K GitHub stars and 1.51K GitHub forks.