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Highcharts is a software library for charting written in pure JavaScript, first released in 2009.

It was created by Highsoft in Vik, Norway and has been regularly featured in the national media, such as Finansavisen and Dagsrevyen.


Torstein Hønsi is the main creator of the product. The product was first demonstrated and thought up in 2006.[1] In an interview with Finansavisen, he spoke about need for a program for creating graphs and charts, allowing users to publish charts directly on a website.

Unlike many software products, it isn't developed at a well known tech location, such as Silicon Valley. The company is based in the small Norwegian town of Vik.

While the company is based in Norway, the product is used globally. It was stated in an interview in 2014, that their customer base is primarily from abroad, with 97% of the company's revenue being generated from clients outside Norway.[2] Highchart products featured on Norwegian television in late 2012, when the parent company featured on a national television show. It was a segment in the middle of a 30-minute show, Dagsrevyen.[3]

The Highcharts library is also notable in international industry media where it has been repeatedly referred to as one of the best JS charting libraries.[4][5][6]


Highcharts is free for non-commercial use. Licenses are needed for use in commercial applications. The source code of Highcharts can be downloaded and modified under the license.

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  1. ^ "Grafane peikar til rett til vêrs for databedrift i Vik". framtidsfylket.no. Archived from the original on 16 July 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  2. ^ Hegnar.no. "Torstein styrer en fantastisk pengemaskin fra bygda Vik i Sogn". Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  3. ^ NRK TV - Se Dagsrevyen 21, retrieved 24 August 2015
  4. ^ "18+ JavaScript Libraries for Creating Beautiful Charts". SitePoint. 13 May 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Top 10 JavaScript Charting Libraries for Every Data Visualization Need". HackerNoon.com. 27 April 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  6. ^ "The 14 best data visualization tools". The Next Web. 21 April 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2019.

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