Comparison Criteria: Highchart, D3.js and googlr Chart Tool

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2015-12-04 16:55:49
WebsiteDemo web linkImageLikeOpen sourceLatest versionTrial and PricesLibrary size (compressed+gzip)Minified sizeDependenciesGraphic technologyCharts typesAreaBarBubbleLinePieScatterSplineSparklinesCandlestickDonutNode / Edge graphOther chartsFeaturesMultitouchAbility to zoom in and out of chartsAnnotations on the chartCombination of chartsData labelsDate-time axisDynamic chartsExport filesExternal Data LoadingInteractive (responds to mouse hover/click)PrintText Rotation for LabelsPlatformsFirefoxInternet ExplorerGoogle ChromeSafariOperaiPhoneiPadSocial NetworksSource code repositoryTwitterWebsite
Protovis 1 Yes BSD License3.3.1Free32 KB4.7 MBSVGYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesTreeMap, Node linksYesYesYesYesYesYesNo Workaround availableYesNoYesYesNo PartialYesYesYesYes
nvd3 4 Yes Apache 2.0Free depending on Apache 2.050 KB153 KBd3.js and Aight for IE8 support - VERY cool but based on D3, no IE8 and prior.SVGYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoBullet chartYesYesYesYesYesYesYes- IE 9, IE8 requires AightYesYesYesYesYes
Highcharts 14 Yes CC by-nc 3.01.0Free for non commercial use and testing $ 90 (single website) - $ 3600 (10 developers license with maintenance and support for 12 months)45 kbNoneHTML5 Canvas / SVG / VMLYesYes horizontal, verticalYesYesYesYesYesYesYes Highstock, separate productYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes 6.0+YesYesYesYesYes
D3.js 12 Yes BSD License2.10.3Free under BSD116 kb for partial IE8 compatibility. No dependencies needed for other browsers supportedSVGYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes- Unofficial example: is a drawing library, and not just a chart library. You can make virtually any visualization or graph given time.YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes x-y coordinates(of text) needs to be changed after rotation of textYes- IE 9 is supported, IE 8 is supported with AightYesYesYesYesYes
Google Chart Tools 1 NoFree24 KB (only through google link, no offline mode)SVGYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesGeo chart, table, gauge, tree mapNoYes new Annotation charts available in 2015YesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  • 2015-12-04 16:55:49
    2015-12-04 16:55:49
  • IT development
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  • Creative Commons License CC-BY-SA 3.0 / GNU FDL
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