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Highcharts vs Pandas: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Pandas? High-performance, easy-to-use data structures and data analysis tools for the Python programming language. Flexible and powerful data analysis / manipulation library for Python, providing labeled data structures similar to R data.frame objects, statistical functions, and much more.

Highcharts and Pandas are primarily classified as "Charting Libraries" and "Data Science" tools respectively.

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, Pandas provides the following key features:

  • Easy handling of missing data (represented as NaN) in floating point as well as non-floating point data
  • Size mutability: columns can be inserted and deleted from DataFrame and higher dimensional objects
  • Automatic and explicit data alignment: objects can be explicitly aligned to a set of labels, or the user can simply ignore the labels and let Series, DataFrame, etc. automatically align the data for you in computations

"Low learning curve and powerful" is the primary reason why developers consider Highcharts over the competitors, whereas "Easy data frame management" was stated as the key factor in picking Pandas.

Highcharts and Pandas are both open source tools. It seems that Pandas with 20.2K GitHub stars and 8K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Highcharts with 8.79K GitHub stars and 2.32K GitHub forks.

Webedia, WebbyLab, and Zumba are some of the popular companies that use Highcharts, whereas Pandas is used by Instacart, Twilio SendGrid, and Sighten. Highcharts has a broader approval, being mentioned in 212 company stacks & 40 developers stacks; compared to Pandas, which is listed in 73 company stacks and 49 developer stacks.

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.

What is Pandas?

Flexible and powerful data analysis / manipulation library for Python, providing labeled data structures similar to R data.frame objects, statistical functions, and much more.
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      Decisions about Highcharts and Pandas
      Guillaume Simler
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      IPython
      IPython
      Pandas
      Pandas
      Anaconda
      Anaconda
      Jupyter
      Jupyter

      Jupyter Anaconda Pandas IPython

      A great way to prototype your data analytic modules. The use of the package is simple and user-friendly and the migration from ipython to python is fairly simple: a lot of cleaning, but no more.

      The negative aspect comes when you want to streamline your productive system or does CI with your anaconda environment: - most tools don't accept conda environments (as smoothly as pip requirements) - the conda environments (even with miniconda) have quite an overhead

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      How developers use Highcharts and Pandas
      Avatar of papaver
      papaver uses HighchartsHighcharts

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

      Avatar of Reactor Digital
      Reactor Digital uses HighchartsHighcharts

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

      Avatar of MOKA Analytics
      MOKA Analytics uses HighchartsHighcharts

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

      Avatar of Eliana Abraham
      Eliana Abraham uses PandasPandas

      I used this a lot more than I used Jupyter.

      Avatar of Morris Clay
      Morris Clay uses PandasPandas

      Data wrangling, analysis and pre-processing

      Avatar of Werarewe
      Werarewe uses HighchartsHighcharts

      Makes dynamic graphing so much easier.

      Avatar of GadgetSteve
      GadgetSteve uses PandasPandas

      Great data manipulation tool

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      Arch Systems Inc uses HighchartsHighcharts

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