c3 VS Highcharts JS

Compare c3 vs Highcharts JS and see what are their differences.


:bar_chart: A D3-based reusable chart library (by c3js)

Highcharts JS

Highcharts JS, the JavaScript charting framework (by highcharts)
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c3 Highcharts JS
16 36
9,239 10,943
0.1% 0.4%
3.3 9.9
10 days ago 4 days ago
JavaScript TypeScript
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of c3. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-22.

Highcharts JS

Posts with mentions or reviews of Highcharts JS. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-10.
  • How do you make these graphics? Is there a software or is it done thru Figma?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/webdev | 10 Jan 2023
  • 18 Best JavaScript Gantt Chart Components
    13 projects | dev.to | 27 Dec 2022
    Useful resources: documentation, samples, tutorials, YouTube channel, GitHub repository Trial version: HighCharts Gantt Price: for internal use - from $182 (annual license), from $420 (perpetual license), prices for OEM license are available on request
  • What are data apps?
    8 projects | dev.to | 14 Sep 2022
    For the high customization expected of an embedded data application, and when front-end teams are looped in, different charting libraries can be used. These range from D3 to Chart.js and Highcharts. These most likely will be natively integrated with frontend application frameworks like React or Angular.
  • 10+ JavaScript Chart Library you must use.📊
    11 projects | dev.to | 27 Jun 2022
  • What do you guys use for your charts?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/reactjs | 8 May 2022
    What do you guys use for charting library at your company? I have been using HighCharts, and personally I think it's awful. It actually works great for the most part especially when you need to customize for features. But I find the accessibility part of it pretty lacking and its documentation isn't as detailed as I like.
  • How I built and rewrote the CSS Auditors website
    2 projects | dev.to | 9 Mar 2022
    As a final part of these rewrites, I wanted to eliminate Highcharts.js and replace it with ChartsCSS. This is the site about CSS, after all. I find ChartsCSS somewhat limiting compared to Highcharts.js, but I think it serves its purpose for this site.
  • Export multiple charts to PDF with React and jsPDF
    3 projects | dev.to | 18 Feb 2022
    As we already have been using the Highcharts library on the project, I will use this library for chart rendering in this tutorial. But the following approach, I believe, is suitable for other most commonly used React chart libraries.
  • How to choose a third party package
    6 projects | dev.to | 4 Dec 2021
    Let's take an example. If you are working with charts, you might have heard of Highcharts - a rock-solid and incredibly flexible charting library made for developers. You download it from npm, make a chart, it looks great, and you are ready to roll out the feature. But please note that Highcharts is not free for commercial use. So if you are writing code for your company and your company hasn't bought a license to use this package in production, you are basically breaking the law. We don't want that, right? So please buy a license before using Highcharts in production. Myself, I use Recharts instead, a free package powered by D3 with MIT license and in very active development.
  • Widely Used Data Display and Analysis Libraries
    16 projects | dev.to | 7 Oct 2021
    GitHub stars: 10.2K(github.com)
    16 projects | dev.to | 7 Oct 2021
    Highcharts is a modern JavaScript charting library based on SVG technology. It doesn't require any plugins. The integration with all of the major web frameworks is straightforward.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing c3 and Highcharts JS you can also consider the following projects:

echarts - Apache ECharts is a powerful, interactive charting and data visualization library for browser

recharts - Redefined chart library built with React and D3

vega - A visualization grammar.

Chart.js - Simple HTML5 Charts using the <canvas> tag

heatmap.js - 🔥 JavaScript Library for HTML5 canvas based heatmaps

nvd3 - A reusable charting library written in d3.js

morris.js - Pretty time-series line graphs

GoJS, a JavaScript Library for HTML Diagrams - JavaScript diagramming library for interactive flowcharts, org charts, design tools, planning tools, visual languages.

dc.js - Multi-Dimensional charting built to work natively with crossfilter rendered with d3.js

react-vis - Data Visualization Components