Comparison of JavaScript charting libraries

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There are different JavaScript charting libraries available. Below is a comparison of which features are available in each.

Library Name Supported Chart Types Supported Bar Chart Types Other Features Interactivity Rendering Technologies Databinding
License Free Line Timeline Scatter Area Pie Donut Bullet Radar Funnel Gantt Network Grouped Stacked Negative Discrete Horizontal 3D Legends Mouse Over onClick HTML5 Canvas SVG VML AxisXY
amCharts Proprietary Free with a link [1] or commercial[2] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes[3] Yes
AnyChart Proprietary Free for education and non-profit use.[4] Paid for commercial applications.[5] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
ApexCharts MIT[6] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
C3.js MIT[7] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
CanvasJS Proprietary[8] No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[9] No No Yes
canvasXpress GPLv3, name/email required for source link[10] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[11] No Yes[12]
Chartist WTFPL[13] or MIT[14] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No
Chart.js MIT[15] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Chart Builder By Livegap Free Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No[16] No
Charts 4 PHP Proprietary Free basic edition[17] No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Cytoscape.js MIT[18] Yes No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
D3.js, formerly Protovis[19][20] BSD-3[21] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[22] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[23] No Yes
dc Apache 2.0[24] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes No Yes[25] No
DevExtreme Proprietary Non-commercial or commercial[26] No Yes[27] Yes[28] Yes[29] Yes[30] Yes[31] Yes[32] No No No Yes[33] Yes[34] Yes Yes[35] Yes Yes Yes[36] Yes No Yes No
DHTMLX Charts GPL[37] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes[38] No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
dimple MIT[39] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
Dojo Charting BSD or AFL[40] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[41]
Dygraphs MIT[42] Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Echarts BSD-3[21] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Factmint Charts Proprietary Non-commercial or commercial [43] No Yes[44] Yes[45] Yes[46] Yes[47] No No No No No No No Yes[48] Yes[48] Yes[48] Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Flot Charts MIT[49] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes[50] No No
FusionCharts Proprietary Free for personal and non-commercial uses.[51] Paid for commercial applications.[52] Yes [53] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes[54]
Flotr2 MIT[55] Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[56] No No
MuzeJS MIT[58] Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
Google Charts Free[59] Yes[60] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[61] No No Yes[62] Yes[63] Yes Yes Yes[64] Yes[65] Yes Yes[66] Yes Yes Yes Yes[67] Yes Yes[68] Yes[69] Yes[70]
gRaphael MIT[71] Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes[72] No
Highcharts, Highstock Proprietary Free for personal and non-commercial uses.[73] Paid for commercial applications.[74] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[75] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Library Name Supported Chart Types Supported Bar Chart Types Other Features Interactivity Rendering Technologies Databinding
License Line Timeline Scatter Area Pie Donut Bullet Radar Funnel Gantt Network Grouped Stacked Negative Discrete Horizontal 3D Legends Mouse Over onClick HTML5 Canvas SVG VML AxisXY
JenScript BSD-3[76] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No[77] Yes No Yes
jqPlot MIT or GPLv2[78] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[79] No No
jqxChart Proprietary Free with a link [80] or commercial[81] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
JSCharting Proprietary[82] No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
KoolChart Proprietary Free with a link [83] or commercial[84] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[85] No Yes Yes
MetricsGraphics Mozilla Public License Version 2.0[86] Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
NextCharts Apache 2.0[87] Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
NVD3 Apache 2.0[88] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes[89] No
OLAPCharts Proprietary Free basic edition[90] No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
plotly.js MIT[91] Yes Yes Yes[92] Yes Yes Yes Yes via Bars&Scatter[93] Yes via Python[94] via Python[95] via Python[96] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes[97] No
PlusCharts Free Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
ReactiveChart MIT[98] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
RGraph MIT[99] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
rickshaw MIT[100] Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No Yes[101] No
Shield UI Proprietary Non-commercial or commercial[102] No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes[103]
Syncfusion Proprietary Free[104] or commercial[105] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[106] Yes Yes Yes[107] No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TeeChart JS MIT[108] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Vaadin Charts Proprietary No[109] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
VanCharts Proprietary cc-by-nc 4.0 [110] or commercial [110] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
VisJS Apache 2.0 and MIT[111] Yes Yes[112] Yes[113] Yes[114] Yes[115] No No No No No Yes[116] Yes[117] Yes Yes Yes No No Yes[118] Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Webcharts MIT[119] Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Webix UI GPL[120] Yes Yes[121] No Yes[122] Yes[123] Yes[124] Yes[124] No Yes[125] No No No Yes[126] Yes[127] Yes No Yes[127] Yes [128] Yes [129] Yes [130] Yes No Yes Yes
xcharts MIT[131] Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes No Yes[16] No
YUI Charts BSD-3[132] Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes[133]
ZingChart Proprietary Free with a link [134] or commercial[135] No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[136] Yes
ZoomCharts Proprietary Non-commercial or commercial[137] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[138] Yes No
Library Name License Free Line Timeline Scatter Area Pie Donut Bullet Radar Funnel Gantt Network Grouped Stacked Negative Discrete Horizontal 3D Legends Mouse Over onClick HTML5 Canvas SVG VML AxisXY
Supported Chart Types Supported Bar Chart Types Other Features Interactivity Rendering Technologies Databinding

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