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Google Charts vs Highcharts: What are the differences?

Google Charts: A Web service that creates graphical charts *. It is an interactive Web service that creates graphical charts from user-supplied information. The user supplies data and a formatting specification expressed in JavaScript embedded in a Web page; in response the service sends an image of the chart; *Highcharts:** A charting library written in pure JavaScript, offering an easy way of adding interactive charts to your web site or web application. 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.

Google Charts and Highcharts belong to "Charting Libraries" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Google Charts are:

  • charts
  • visualization
  • pie-chart

On the other hand, Highcharts provides the following key features:

  • It works in all modern mobile and desktop browsers including the iPhone/iPad and Internet Explorer from version 6
  • Free for non-commercial
  • One of the key features of Highcharts is that under any of the licenses, free or not, you are allowed to download the source code and make your own edits

Highcharts is an open source tool with 8.89K GitHub stars and 2.33K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Highcharts's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Highcharts has a broader approval, being mentioned in 252 company stacks & 237 developers stacks; compared to Google Charts, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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What is Google Charts?

It is an interactive Web service that creates graphical charts from user-supplied information. The user supplies data and a formatting specification expressed in JavaScript embedded in a Web page; in response the service sends an image of the chart.

What is 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.
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        used highcharts for my charting needs on and off for various clients through out the years. just it recently on a project.

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        Translating saved user data that's returned from the database into useful, visually appealing user feedback.

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        Highcharts provided the best tradeoff between customization and pre-built chart coverage

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        Makes dynamic graphing so much easier.

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