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Free Plotly Alternatives

The best free alternative to Plotly is RAWGraphs, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Plotly and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Plotly are Desmos, Matplotlib, D3.js and Google Charts.

This page was last updated Apr 14, 2022
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  1. 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.

  2. Desmos

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

    A beautiful, innovative, and modern online graphing calculator.



  3. 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.

  4. 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. 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.



  6. 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.

  7. 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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    Most users think Bokeh is a great alternative to Plotly.
  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. liveGap Charts

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Free online charts. Easily create animated charts from your data.save your charts as image or HTML.

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