Plotly.js vs React Chartkick

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Plotly vs React Chartkick: What are the differences?

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; React Chartkick: Create beautiful JavaScript charts with one line of React. Create beautiful JavaScript charts with one line of React


Plotly and React Chartkick can be primarily classified as "Charting Libraries" tools.

Some of the features offered by Plotly are:

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

On the other hand, React Chartkick provides the following key features:

  • Line charts
  • Pie charts
  • Column charts

Plotly and React Chartkick are both open source tools. Plotly with 10.4K GitHub stars and 1.21K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than React Chartkick with 1.07K GitHub stars and 53 GitHub forks.

Pros of Plotly.js
Pros of React Chartkick
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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
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    Beautiful visualizations
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    Active user base
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    Webgl chart types are extremely performant
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    Impressive support for webgl 3D charts
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    Charts are easy to share with a cloud account
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    Interactive charts
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    Publication quality image export
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    Easy to use online editor for creating plotly.js charts
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    Cons of Plotly.js
    Cons of React Chartkick
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      Terrible document
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      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 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.

      What is React Chartkick?

      Create beautiful JavaScript charts with one line of React

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