Friday, 23 November 2012 at 1:06 pm

Here is a list of some great data visualization libraries in javascript:


  • D3.js 
    Binds data to DOM elements and a agile DOM manipulator. Great for customizing data visualizations. 
  • Recline.js - 
    Extremely impressive set of objects that allows you to perform data exploration in a web browser. 
  • Processing.js 
    Javascript port of the visual programming language, processing
  • NVD3.js 
    Still a very young library. It uses D3.js to create reusable functions for common charts. There were some controversy earlier this month about it's status as an open source project, but that has been resolved now. 
  • Javascript InfoVis Toolkit 
    Not as fancy and flashy as the other libraries. It plots common charts and some uncommon ones. It gets the job done. 
  • Highcharts 
    In my opinion, the best looking charting library.
  • Dygraphs 
    Simple and responsive. Seems to work well with large amount of data. 

Data manipulation

Specialized graphs