Cairo Alternatives

    Cairo is described as 'software library used to provide a vector graphics-based, device-independent API for software developers. It is designed to provide primitives for 2-dimensional drawing across a number of different backends' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Cairo for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is D3.js, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cairo are p5.js (Free, Open Source), Processing.js (Free, Open Source), Paper.js (Free, Open Source) and Raphaël (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 30, 2021

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      D3 allows you to bind arbitrary data to a Document Object Model (DOM), and then apply data-driven transformations to the document. For example, you can use D3 to generate an HTML table from an array of numbers.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      p5.js is a JavaScript library for creative coding, with a focus on making coding accessible and inclusive for artists, designers, educators, beginners, and anyone else! p5.
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    1. Processing.js is an open programming language, port of the Processing Visualization Language, for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions for the web without using Flash or Java applets. Processing.

      Discontinued

      The github repository is archived and no more maintained.
      The code will still be available in read-only mode, no releases will be pulled from any of the places it was distributed through, but the last version is, and will forever be, v1.6.6.

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      Paper.js is an open source vector graphics scripting framework that runs on top of the HTML5 Canvas.
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    2. Raphaël is a small JavaScript library that should simplify your work with vector graphics on the web. If you want to create your own specific chart or image crop and rotate widget, for example, you can achieve it simply and easily with this library.
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      A Python-based graphics language for designers, developers, and tinkerers.
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      Snap.svg is a brand new JavaScript library for working with SVG. Snap provides web developers with a clean, streamlined, intuitive, and powerful API for animating and manipulating both existing SVG content, and SVG content generated with Snap.
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    3. The drawing engine supports rendering vector graphics (such as lines, curves, and figures) and text (in a variety of fonts, sizes, and styles) onto raster images in all commonly used graphics file formats. Can be used in web, mobile, desktop, cloud and IoT scenarios.
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      Skia is an open source 2D graphics library which provides common APIs that work across a variety of hardware and software platforms. It serves as the graphics engine for Google Chrome and Chrome OS, Android, Mozilla Firefox and Firefox OS, and many other products.
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      Anti-Grain Geometry (AGG) is a high-quality 2D rendering library written in C++. It features anti-aliasing and sub-pixel resolution. It is not a graphics library, per se, but rather something to build a graphics library upon.
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