However, this task can become a serious problem for you if you end up implementing the first charting library that you find for many reasons as incompatibility with old browsers, poor documentation and limited features.
Is very important to read the documentation of all the features of a charting library before start using it on your project.
The top begins with one of the most used charting libraries , morris.js, this library allow you to create simple charts with an easy initialization.Morris.js is the library that powers the time-series graphs. It's a very simple API for drawing line, bar, area and donut charts. Although it doesn't offers a lot of features, sometimes this is all you need to complete your daily developer tasks.
Chartist offers you a complete charting library with a lot of types, is responsive and contains a lot of features that not all the available charting libraries in the web does. Chartist allows you to add plugins (a plugin which can be customized with plugin, awesome isn't?) to extend the basic functionality of your charts. You can develop your own plugins or use plugins that others have already developed.
- Simple handling while using convention over configuration
- Great flexibility while using clear separation of concerns (Style with CSS & control with JS)
- Usage of SVG
- Fully responsive and DPI independent
- Responsive configuration with media queries
- Fully built and customizable with Sass
Use the same chart tools Google uses, completely free and with three years' backward compatibility guaranteed. Google chart tools are powerful and really simple to use, just read the documentation and play with the examples.
- They are customizable
- A lot of examples
- A lot of professional charts for free
- It uses SVG
- High support crossbrowser
- Highly customizable
- A lot of charts
Chart.js is a simple HTML5 charting library that works with the canvas tag. You can visualize your data in 8 different ways, each of them animated and customisable.
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