Open Source Plotly Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Plotly is RAWGraphs, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Plotly and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Plotly are D3.js (Free, Open Source), Matplotlib (Free, Open Source), Bokeh (Free, Open Source) and NVD3 (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 27, 2021

    1. 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.
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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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      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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      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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      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.
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      This project is an attempt to build re-usable charts and chart components for d3.js without taking away the power that d3.js gives you.
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      D3-based reusable chart library that enables deeper integration of charts into web applications.
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      vis.js is a dynamic, browser based visualization library. The library is designed to be easy to use, to handle large amounts of dynamic data, and to enable manipulation of and interaction with the data.
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    2. DIVE is a web-based data exploration system that lets non-technical users create stories from their data within minutes, without writing code.

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      DIVE was active from January 2015 to August 2019

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      GGobi is an open source visualization program for exploring high-dimensional data. It provides highly dynamic and interactive graphics such as tours, as well as familiar graphics such as the scatterplot, barchart and parallel coordinates plots.

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      Not updated since June 2012.

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      26+ well-designed, themeable, responsive, modular, real-time and easy to use charts and 109+ maps.
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