Plotly Alternatives

    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. $19 per month to host private charts and data' 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 Linux. The best alternative is Tableau. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try RAWGraphs or D3.js. Other great apps like Plotly are Matplotlib (Free, Open Source), Desmos (Free), Highcharts (Free Personal) and Bokeh (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 27, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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.


      • 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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      D3.js vs Plotly opinions
      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,
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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      D3 is too low level to be compared to Plotly
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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      Plotly is a charting library, D3 is a coding library
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      taingalls plotly is a web service that black-boxes d3.js & does not require coding to use, though it does work better if you code
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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      • 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.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      A beautiful, innovative, and modern online graphing calculator.
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      • 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.
      • 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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      Most users think Bokeh is a great alternative to Plotly.
      • 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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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