Javascript Graphs and Charts libraries

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This is a collaborative comparison table about JavaScript Graph and Charts library for data visualization.

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D3.jsHighchartsamChartszingchartFusionChartsGoogle Chart ToolsAnyChartarcadiaChartsCanvasJS ChartsDEXFlotdhtmlxChartDojo (dojox/charting)EjschartElychartsflotr2gRaphaëljqChartjqPlotJSChartsJSXGraphKendoUI DataVizMorris.jsnvd3OLAPChartsProtovisReportivo.comRGraphRickshawSencha Touch ChartsShield UI ChartsSVGwareTeeChartKoolChartyFiles for HTML
Websitehttp://d3js.org/http://www.highcharts.com/products/highchartshttp://www.amcharts.com/http://www.zingchart.comhttp://www.fusioncharts.com/https://developers.google.com/chart/http://anychart.com/http://www.arcadiacharts.com/http://canvasjs.comhttp://dexvis.com/http://www.flotcharts.org/http://www.dhtmlx.com/docs/products/dhtmlxChart/index.shtmlhttp://dojotoolkit.org/features/graphics-and-chartinghttp://www.ejschart.comhttp://elycharts.comhttp://www.humblesoftware.com/flotr2/indexhttp://g.raphaeljs.com/http://www.jqchart.comhttp://www.jqplot.com/http://www.jscharts.comhttp://jsxgraph.uni-bayreuth.de/http://www.kendoui.com/dataviz.aspxhttp://www.oesmith.co.uk/morris.js/http://nvd3.com/http://www.olapcharts.comhttp://vis.stanford.edu/protovis/http://www.reportivo.com/http://www.rgraph.net/http://code.shutterstock.com/rickshaw/http://www.sencha.com/products/touch/chartshttps://www.shieldui.comhttp://svgware.comhttp://www.steema.com/teechart/html5http://koolchart.comhttp://www.yworks.com/yfileshtml
Demo web linkhttps://github.com/mbostock/d3/wiki/Galleryhttp://highcharts.com/demo/http://www.amcharts.com/javascript/http://www.zingchart.com/#chart-galleryhttp://www.fusioncharts.com/explore/https://developers.google.com/chart/interactive/docs/galleryhttp://anychart.com/products/anychart7/gallery/http://www.arcadiacharts.com/line_charthttp://canvasjs.com/html5-javascript-column-chart/http://dexvis.com/doku.phphttp://www.flotcharts.org/flot/examples/http://www.dhtmlx.com/docs/products/dhtmlxChart/index.shtmlhttp://demos.dojotoolkit.org/demos/?cat=graphicshttp://www.ejschart.com/examples.php?selected=examplePagehttp://elycharts.com/exampleshttp://www.humblesoftware.com/flotr2/indexhttp://g.raphaeljs.com/http://www.jqchart.com/sampleshttp://www.jqplot.com/tests/http://www.jscharts.com/exampleshttp://jsxgraph.uni-bayreuth.de/wp/examples/http://demos.kendoui.com/dataviz/overview/index.htmlhttp://www.oesmith.co.uk/morris.js/http://nvd3.com/ghpages/examples.htmlhttp://www.olapcharts.com/chart-galleryhttp://vis.stanford.edu/protovis/ex/http://www.rgraph.net/demoshttp://code.shutterstock.com/rickshaw/examples/http://dev.sencha.com/deploy/touch-charts-1.0.0/examples/https://demos.shieldui.comhttp://svgware.comhttp://www.steema.com/files/public/teechart/html5/jscript/demos/http://koolchart.com/demohttp://live.yworks.com/demobrowser/index.html
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Open sourceYes BSD LicenseYes CC by-nc 3.0NoNoNoNoNoNoYes CC nc 3.0YesYes MIT LicenseYes GNU GPLYes BSD, AFLv2NoYes MIT LicenseYes MIT LicenseYes MIT LicenseNoYes MIT, GPL v2NoYes LGPLNoYes Simplified BSDYes Apache 2.0Yes BSD LicenseNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Latest version2.10.31.03.X20143.47.x1.0.21.020130.8.1 (may 2013)2.6 Build 1009281.82.32.1.4-Snapshot (Aug, 2011)0.5.020133.00.99Q1 20130.4.11.0.13.3.1201220121.7.12.6 (July 2013)20143.01.2.0.4
Trial and PricesFree under BSDFree for non commercial use and testing $ 90 (single website) - $ 3600 (10 developers license with maintenance and support for 12 months)$750 with 6 month support and updatesFree with watermark Single Domain Package : $249.00 Discounted Multi-Domain Package : $999.00 SaaS and OEM Pricing Available$2000 with 1 month support ($1000/y)FreeFree Trial with link to site. $399 (website)Free for non commercial use
$ 89 (single website) - $ 899 (OEM)
Free for non-commercial use $299+ for commercial licenseSeems to be freeFreeFree under GNU GPL, $49FreeFree / $100 / $250 / $1000FreeFreeFree (you can donate)$299Free$ 39 - $ 149
Free with watermark
Free$ 399FreeFree depending on Apache 2.0Free charts, €99 with additional OLAP featuresFreeFreeFree for non-commercial (CreativeCommons) License for commercial use.Free of charge with copyright attributionFree under GPLv3 license; $999 commercial licenseFree for Non-commercial use. Requires license for commercial. OEM licensing available.FreeFree for non commercial use.
$129 commercial license ( 1developer + 1 server install + 1 year support subscription)
Free with watermark. $100 for Lite version, $350 for Basic, $620 for Pro and $1,280 for EnterpriseFree trial with watermark. Requires license for commercial use. Royalty free Licenses.
Library size (compressed+gzip)553 KB24 KB (only through google link, no offline mode)145 KB27 KB238 KB35 KB500 KB (can easily be scaled down if you just use a subset of chart types)32 kb223 KB88.5 KB52 KB50 KB60 KB (different files per browser)32 KB145 kB0.7 MB1.5 MB
Minified size116 kb45 kb190 KB553 KB147 KB95 KB54 KB170 KB (can easily be scaled down if you just use a subset of chart types)65 KB96 KB28.5 KB519.2 KB29 KB153 KB4.7 MB200 K145 kB450 K6.5 MB
Dependencieshttps://github.com/shawnbot/aight for partial IE8 compatibility. No dependencies needed for other browsers supportedNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNonejQuery Comes with unicorn, capable and robust, simpleNone outside of the Dojo Toolkit - VERY nice but heavy for our needsNonejQuery,Raphaël Charts seem kind of dinky. REasonable alternative.underscore.js, beam.js No donut chart. Buzzzz. But seems very capable.RaphaëljQueryjQuery 1.9+jQuery, Raphaël Not exactly sexy. Needs Rapheal and annotations. No data labels, exporting and missing several chart typesd3.js and Aight for IE8 support - VERY cool but based on D3, no IE8 and prior.Nonenoned3.jsjQuerynoneNone
Graphic technologySVGSVGSVG or VML for old IEHTML5 / Canvas / SVG / VML / FlashSVG / VMLSVGSVG or VML for old IECanvasCanvasJSCanvasCanvasSVG, Canvas if not available VML or SilverlightCanvas / SVG / VMLSVGCanvasSVGCanvasCanvasCanvasSVGSVGSVGSVGHTML5 Canvas, FlashSVGCanvasSVGCanvasSVG, VMLSVGCanvasCanvasSVG+CSS, Canvas, HTML
Charts types
AreaYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes Line charts can also have fillsYes Line charts can also have fillsYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
BarYesYes horizontal, verticalYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes vertical onlyYesYes (8 Kb) vertical onlyYesYesYes vertical onlyYesYesYes vertical onlyYesYesYesYesYesYes vertical onlyYesYesYesYesYesNo
BubbleYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYes pluginNoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesNo
LineYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes (4 Kb)YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
PieYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes (4 Kb)YesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNo
ScatterYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
SplineYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYes only line, not areaYes- In progress for next revisionYesNoNoYesYesNoYes only line, not areaNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYes by defaultYesYesNoYesYesNo
SparklinesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes- In progress for next revisionYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNo
Candlestick- Unofficial example: https://gist.github.com/1074045Yes Highstock, separate productYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYes plugin: http://jumflot.jumware.com/candlestick.htmlNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
DonutYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Node / Edge graphYesYesNoYesYes
Other chartsD3.js is a drawing library, and not just a chart library. You can make virtually any visualization or graph given time.Gauges, Radar, Polar, Step line, Step without Risers, OHLC, area range, Donut, Funnel, Waterfall, Bullet, XY, Maps are available as additional packageBullet, Chord, Funnel, Gauge, Grid, Maps, Pareto, Piano, Radar, Rankflow, Stock, Treemap, Venn, WordCloudColumn, Funnel, Pyramid, Waterfall, Marimekko, Gauges, Gantt Charts, Heat Map, Radar, Box and Whisker, Kagi, Step LineGeo chart, table, gauge, tree mapGauges, Radar, Polar, Stepline, Step, OHLC, Range Area, Funnel, Maps, Heatmaps, Treemap are available in 6.x, promised in 7.x, Gantt, Maps, Stock - available in Flash, promised in 2015.Bubble ChartBubbles, Gantt, Pyramid, SpiderBubble, Candlestick (OHLC), Spider. Other Dojo modules provide as well TreeMap, Gauges etc...f(x), Gauge, Donut, alarm, candle stick, step series, over under, open high low, error series, stacked bar, trend, and floating barFunnelBubble, radarBubble, radar, polarMath...Linear Gauge, Radial Gauge, Bubble, Bullet, Donut, Scatter, StockBullet chartSpline, Donut, Rose, Radar, HeatMap, CombinedTreeMap, Node linksRange Bar/Area/Spline Area, Polar Bar/Area/Spline/Scatter/Stepline/StepareaGauge, Funnel, WaterfallRange Bar/Area/SplineArea, Polar Bar/Area/Spline/Scatter, Stepline, Stepareaheat map; error bars; linear and logarithmic scales;Horizbar, SmoothLine, Donut, HorizArea, Bubble, Candle (OHLC)Radar, Combination, From-To, Target vs Actual, History, Scroll, Real-time, Broken-axis, Matrix, Image, Wing, GaugeWhile focussed on Node / Edge Graphs, at its core it *can* be used as a visualization library that can visualize almost anything.
Features
MultitouchYes
Ability to zoom in and out of chartsYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
Annotations on the chartYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Combination of chartsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Data labelsYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYes- Only on a subet of charts, improvement planned for future versionsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
Date-time axisYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo- Feasible with custom codeYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNo
Dynamic chartsYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes Dynamic Node/Edge Graphs
Export filesYesYes PNG, JPG, SVG, PDFYesYesNoYes PNG, JPG, SVG, PDFYesNoNoYes SVG-NoYes PNG, JPGNoYesYesNoYesNoYesNo Workaround availableYes-YesYesYesYesYes
External Data LoadingYesYesYesNoYesYesYes Using dojo/storeYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes-YesYesYes
Interactive (responds to mouse hover/click)NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes turned off by defaultNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYes turned off by defaultNoYes no tooltipsYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes turned off by defaultYes tooltips on touchYesYesYesYesYes Feature complete Graph Editor
PrintYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNo- only by using browserNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Text Rotation for LabelsYes x-y coordinates(of text) needs to be changed after rotation of textYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes With CSSYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Platforms
FirefoxYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes 1.0+Yes 3.6+Yes 1.5+Yes 3.0+YesYes 3.0+YesYesYes 1.5+Yes 2.0+YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Internet Explorer- IE 9 is supported, IE 8 is supported with AightYes 6.0+Yes 6.0+Yes 6.0+YesYesYesYes 9+Yes 6.0+Yes 6.0+Yes 6+Yes 6.0+Yes 6.0+Yes 6.0+Yes 6.0+Yes 6.0+Yes 7.0+Yes 8.0+Yes 6.0+Yes 7+Yes 6.0+- IE 9, IE8 requires AightYes Uses Flash for < IE9No PartialYes- IE 9, IE8 requires Aight or Google Chrome Frame or Google ExCanvas- IE 9, IE8 requires AightYes 5.0+YesYes 9.0+Yes 6.0+Yes IE9+
Google ChromeYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes 5.0+YesYes 5.0+YesYesYes 10+YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
SafariYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes 3.0+YesYes 3.1 (2.0 on MAC)Yes 3.0+YesYes 3.0+YesYesYes 3.1+Yes 3.0+YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
OperaYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes 9.0+- Might work but not officially supportedYes 9+Yes 9.5+Yes 9.5+YesYesYes 9+YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
iPhoneYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes 1+YesYesYesYesYes 1.0+YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
iPadYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Social Networks
Source code repositoryhttps://github.com/flot/flothttps://github.com/HumbleSoftware/Flotr2https://github.com/DmitryBaranovskiy/g.raphaelhttps://bitbucket.org/cleonello/jqplot/srchttps://github.com/oesmith/morris.jshttps://github.com/RobertLowe/nvd3https://github.com/shieldui
Twitterhttp://twitter.com/Highchartshttp://twitter.com/amchartshttps://twitter.com/zingcharthttp://www.twitter.com/FusionChartshttps://twitter.com/anycharthttp://twitter.com/dhtmlxhttps://twitter.com/dojohttps://twitter.com/ejschartshttp://twitter.com/Elychartshttp://twitter.com/RaphaelJShttp://twitter.com/jqCharthttp://twitter.com/jecomponentshttp://twitter.com/KendoUIhttp://twitter.com/olly_smithhttp://twitter.com/instantOLAPhttps://twitter.com/ReportivoOnlinehttp://twitter.com/senchahttps://twitter.com/shielduihttps://twitter.com/#!/SteemaSoftware
Websitehttp://d3js.org/http://www.highcharts.com/products/highchartshttp://www.amcharts.com/http://www.zingchart.comhttp://www.fusioncharts.com/https://developers.google.com/chart/http://anychart.com/http://www.arcadiacharts.com/http://canvasjs.comhttp://dexvis.com/http://www.flotcharts.org/http://www.dhtmlx.com/docs/products/dhtmlxChart/index.shtmlhttp://dojotoolkit.org/features/graphics-and-chartinghttp://www.ejschart.comhttp://elycharts.comhttp://www.humblesoftware.com/flotr2/indexhttp://g.raphaeljs.com/http://www.jqchart.comhttp://www.jqplot.com/http://www.jscharts.comhttp://jsxgraph.uni-bayreuth.de/http://www.kendoui.com/dataviz.aspxhttp://www.oesmith.co.uk/morris.js/http://nvd3.com/http://www.olapcharts.comhttp://vis.stanford.edu/protovis/http://www.reportivo.com/http://www.rgraph.net/http://code.shutterstock.com/rickshaw/http://www.sencha.com/products/touch/chartshttps://www.shieldui.comhttp://svgware.comhttp://www.steema.com/teechart/html5http://koolchart.comhttp://www.yworks.com/yfileshtml
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