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Google Charts vs Chart.js: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Chart.js? Simple, clean and engaging charts for designers and developers. Visualize your data in 6 different ways. Each of them animated, with a load of customisation options and interactivity extensions.

Google Charts and Chart.js can be primarily classified as "Charting Libraries" tools.

Some of the features offered by Google Charts are:

  • charts
  • visualization
  • pie-chart

On the other hand, Chart.js provides the following key features:

  • animated
  • HTML5 based
  • Responsive

Chart.js is an open source tool with 44.7K GitHub stars and 9.79K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Chart.js's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Chart.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 16 company stacks & 31 developers stacks; compared to Google Charts, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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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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      Offers all types of charts
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      It's totally free

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    Cons of Google Charts
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        Slow rendering
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        Bitmap quality export
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        Low quality zoom plugin
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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 Chart.js?

      Visualize your data in 6 different ways. Each of them animated, with a load of customisation options and interactivity extensions.

      Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

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      What tools integrate with Google Charts?
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      What are some alternatives to Google Charts and Chart.js?
      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.
      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.
      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.
      Alexa
      It is a cloud-based voice service and the brain behind tens of millions of devices including the Echo family of devices, FireTV, Fire Tablet, and third-party devices. You can build voice experiences, or skills, that make everyday tasks faster, easier, and more delightful for customers.
      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.
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