Highcharts vs JFreeChart: What are the differences?
Highcharts and JFreeChart belong to "Charting Libraries" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Highcharts are:
- 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
On the other hand, JFreeChart provides the following key features:
- Flexible design that is easy to extend, and targets both server-side and client-side applications
- Support for many output types, including Swing and JavaFX components, image files (including PNG and JPEG), and vector graphics file formats (including PDF, EPS and SVG)
- open source or, more specifically, free software
Highcharts and JFreeChart are both open source tools. It seems that Highcharts with 8.94K GitHub stars and 2.34K forks on GitHub has more adoption than JFreeChart with 446 GitHub stars and 193 GitHub forks.
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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.
Translating saved user data that's returned from the database into useful, visually appealing user feedback.
Highcharts provided the best tradeoff between customization and pre-built chart coverage