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Google Charts vs Plotly: 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 Plotly? The Web's fastest growing charting libraries. Plotly.js is the only open-source JavaScript library for data visualization in the sciences and engineering. Open-source interfaces to Plotly.js are available for Python, R, MATLAB, and React.

Google Charts and Plotly 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, Plotly provides the following key features:

  • Feature parity with MATLAB/matplotlib graphing
  • Online chart editor
  • Fully interactive (hover, zoom, pan)

Plotly is an open source tool with 10.6K GitHub stars and 1.23K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Plotly's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Plotly has a broader approval, being mentioned in 15 company stacks & 67 developers stacks; compared to Google Charts, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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Pros of Google Charts
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      Bindings to popular languages like Python, Node, R, etc
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      Integrated zoom and filter-out tools in charts and maps
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      Great support for complex and multiple axes
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      Powerful out-of-the-box featureset
    • 6
      Beautiful visualizations
    • 4
      Active user base
    • 3
      Webgl chart types are extremely performant
    • 3
      Impressive support for webgl 3D charts
    • 3
      Charts are easy to share with a cloud account
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      Publication quality image export
    • 2
      Easy to use online editor for creating plotly.js charts
    • 2
      Interactive charts

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    Cons of Google Charts
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        Terrible document

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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 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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      What are some alternatives to Google Charts and Plotly.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.
      Data Studio
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