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Plotly is described as 'is the easiest way to graph and share data online. Open-source libraries for JavaScript (comparison with HighCharts at https://plot.ly/highcharts-alternative/), Python, R, and MATLAB' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Plotly for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows, Mac and SaaS. The best alternative is Tableau. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try RAWGraphs or Desmos. Other great apps like Plotly are D3.js, Matplotlib, Google Charts and Highcharts.

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  • Windows
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  1. Tableau icon

    Tableau

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Tableau can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click.

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    RAWGraphs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    RAWGraphs is an open source app built with the goal of making the visualization of complex data easy for everyone. Born as tool for designers and vis geeks, RAWGraphs aims at providing a missing link between spreadsheets and vector graphics editors.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineRAWGraphs can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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  3. Desmos icon

    Desmos

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    A beautiful, innovative, and modern online graphing calculator.

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    D3.js

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    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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    This alternative is disputed. D3.js is still a legitimate alternative to Plotly, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    D3 is a library (D3.js) whilte Plotly is an end-user online service,

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    Plotly is a charting library, D3 is a coding library

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    plotly is a web service that black-boxes d3.js & does not require coding to use, though it does work better if you code

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    D3 is too low level to be compared to Plotly

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  5. Matplotlib icon

    Matplotlib

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Python

    matplotlib is a python 2D plotting library which produces publication quality figures in a variety of hardcopy formats and interactive environments across platforms.

    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXMatplotlib supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    Google Charts

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    The Google Charts is an extremely simple tool that lets you easily create a chart from some data and embed it in a webpage. You embed the data and formatting parameters in an HTTP request, and Google returns a PNG image of the chart.

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    Highcharts

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Online
    • Java Mobile
    • Self-Hosted

    Highcharts is a charting library written in pure JavaScript, offering an easy way of adding interactive charts to your web site or web application. Highcharts currently supports line, spline, area, areaspline, column, bar, pie and scatter chart types.

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    Bokeh

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Bokeh is a Python interactive visualization library that targets modern web browsers for presentation. Its goal is to provide elegant, concise construction of novel graphics in the style of D3.

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    Visuafy

    • FreeProprietary
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    You can create a chart for a report, journal, blog or social media easily using or chart maker tool.

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    Vizzlo

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online

    Vizzlo is a browser-based tool to create professionally designed charts, graphics, and business visualizations in just a few seconds. Preparing high-quality visual aids for presentations can be time intensive, and results are usually not satisfactory.

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