Chart VS X11

Compare Chart vs X11 and see what are their differences.


A 2D charting library for haskell (by timbod7)


A Haskell binding to the X11 graphics library. (by xmonad)
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Chart X11
2 2
397 97
- -
6.0 5.6
3 months ago 13 days ago
Haskell Haskell
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Chart. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-05.
  • Trying to get diagrams install/example working
    1 project | | 5 Nov 2021
    So, for example, how would I get either versions of this to run with the script method? Would be nice to see ghc or ghci versions.
  • [Newcomer] Status of AI, graphics programming and performance in Haskell?
    6 projects | | 5 Nov 2021
    Hi u/Target_Organic, I wich you a warm welcome! Haskell is often very satisfying to work with, it has a sense of beauty in it. Regarding your questions: 1. I never had big problems about performance. However, I personally place more emphasis about correctness, simplicity and readability of my programs. Performance tuning comes after. 2. For graphic libraries, I know diagrams, Reanimate and Haskell-chart. Since you seems interested by mathematical approach to graphics, I think you will find happiness there. 3. I'm not sure about the AI field. Other, more practical languages such as Python seems to have taken the lead. What is sure for me, that Machine Learning/NN would be nicely describe in Haskell with solid foundations.


Posts with mentions or reviews of X11. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-11.
  • Minimize(d) windows: list, open from list, open all
    6 projects | | 11 Oct 2021
    The instructions on seem fairly straightforward, so I could update. But dealing with this library is not something I remember ever doing explicitly and is not mentioned (explicitly, at least) in the instructions have followed lately for (re)installing XMonad via stack (e.g.,, or In fact, for Debian systems all that is suggested is an apt install of several packages. So I'd rather not try this experiment on my own right now since, in the past, I've sometimes been left with a mess that took me a while to get out from.
  • Problems setting up dual monitor workspaces in xmonad
    1 project | | 25 Apr 2021
    Looks like your xmonad (or, more specifically, is built without xinerama. Check if you have libxinerama-dev and then make sure X11 and xmonad are rebuilt.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Chart and X11 you can also consider the following projects:

wayland - Core Wayland protocol and libraries (mirror)

OpenGL - Haskell bindings to OpenGL

x11-xim - haskell library to use xim

gloss - Painless 2D vector graphics, animations and simulations.

freetype2 - My personal branch of the freetype2 source code

diagrams-lib - Diagrams standard library

plot-light - A lightweight plotting library, exporting to SVG

GPipe - Core library of new GPipe, encapsulating OpenGl and providing a type safe minimal library

gi-gtk-hs - A wrapper for gi-gtk, adding a few more idiomatic API parts on top

free-game - The free game engine

clay - A CSS preprocessor as embedded Haskell.