Top 5 Best Open Source JavaScript Chart Libraries

If you’re working on a project that requires data visualization, check out these five great open source libraries and see which one fits your needs!

In this post, we will talk about top 5 best open source JavaScript chart libraries. Every site and dashboard are incomplete without charts and graphs so it is very important to find the right chart library for our application. The following libraries will help you to create customizable and beautiful charts for your application.

D3.js — Data-Driven Documents

D3.js is an open source JavaScript library used for manipulating documents based on user data. It is a powerful tool which gives life to the data with the help of HTML, SVG, and CSS. D3 allows developers to bind arbitrary data to a DOM and then it applies the data-driven transformation to the DOM.

For Example: Consider an array of numbers, You can use it to generate an HTML table or you can use the same data to generate interactive bar or pie charts.

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Google Charts

Google Charts is an open source chart library which is powerful and very simple to use. It has many interactive charts to display and render live data. It has a rich chart gallery that include options like pie charts, bar charts, Scatter Charts, donut charts, etc. Moreover, various customization options are available with the charts.

It also has charts like Histograms, timelines, trend lines, Sankey Diagrams, etc.

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Chart.js is a community maintained chart library and by using it we can create responsive charts for your website. Using it we can generate mixed charts and it has great rendering capacity in modern browsers. It has very good documentation and samples available.

Angular Chart is built on top of the Chart.js library, and for Angular projects it will be really easy to implement Angular charts.

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Chartist.js is also an open source JavaScript library similar to Chart.js. It has rich and response charts available. Using it, we can generate SVG charts that are DPI independent. It has support for most of the modern browsers and good community support. It has support for some other technologies like Node, Angular, Jjava, WordPress, Ember, React, and Meteor.

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n3-charts is also an open source JavaScript chart library and it makes the life of the Angular developer easy. n3-charts is built on top of D3.js and AngularJS, hence it posses more powerful charts and it’s easy to implement.

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