go-chart VS canvas

Compare go-chart vs canvas and see what are their differences.


go chart is a basic charting library in go. (by wcharczuk)


Canvas is a Go drawing library based on OpenGL or using software rendering that is very similar to the HTML5 canvas API (by tfriedel6)
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go-chart canvas
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3,713 445
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0.0 0.0
9 days ago over 2 years ago
Go Go
MIT License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of go-chart. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-20.
  • What is the closest thing from Seaborn (python) in Go?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 20 May 2023
  • Create interactive figures with go-plotly!
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 18 Jul 2021
    I have used both https://github.com/wcharczuk/go-chart and https://github.com/gonum/gonum/tree/master/graph for charts, but my need for charts and graphs isn't constant. Since these are far more popular projects, there might be some hesitance for people to use something else without a specific differentiator. What is the biggest difference in your mind? I use a fair bit of Python, but not for graphs and charts. Is yours more similar to plotly? I know Gonum gets a lot of inspiration from Python libraries, but perhaps yours is a more specific equivalent to Plotly? I don't know exactly what you mean about interactivity until I get to play with it. I'm wrapping up a master's project now and might have a few weeks to poke at some visualizations.
  • How should I approach plotting (2d and 3d) in Golang project?
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 21 Mar 2021
    So far I've been using gonum anyway the couple times I've needed a chart, so I've used gonum, and while I did get confused in a few cases, I never tried the alternative I've heard mentioned: https://github.com/wcharczuk/go-chart Not sure how it compares, but if I ever have some time, I would love to contribute to gonum especially.


Posts with mentions or reviews of canvas. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning canvas yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing go-chart and canvas you can also consider the following projects:

asciigraph - Go package to make lightweight ASCII line graph ╭┈╯ in command line apps with no other dependencies.

g3n - Go 3D Game Engine (http://g3n.rocks)

gonum/plot - A repository for plotting and visualizing data

go-plotly - The goal of the go-plotly package is to provide a pleasant Go interface for creating figure specifications which are displayed by the plotly.js JavaScript graphing library.

diagram - CLI app to convert ASCII arts into hand drawn diagrams.

purplecrayon - An SVG library for GoLang

scribble.rs - A skribbl.io alternative - Play at https://scribblers.fly.dev

darktile - :waning_crescent_moon: Darktile is a GPU rendered terminal emulator designed for tiling window managers.

go-binsize-treemap - 🔍 Go binary size SVG treemap

gonum - Gonum is a set of numeric libraries for the Go programming language. It contains libraries for matrices, statistics, optimization, and more

bintris - Binary Tetris