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React js graphics- How and when to use it?

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React js graphics- How and when to use it?

The majority of React apps incorporate some form of data visualization. This is true across the board, not just for React. Some of the most frequent components of mobile and web applications today are charts, graphics, and other sorts of visual representations of data.

Scalability and versatility are two of the benefits of JavaScript frameworks like React. With a plethora of libraries and components to enhance the functionality that comes standard? Third-party libraries or services are used by the vast majority of developers (logically).

react-time series-charts graphics

This library offers a collection of modular charting components designed to visualize time series data, notably network traffic statistics, on React. D3 is used to create low-level elements, whereas React provides higher-level composability.

Although this library isn’t regularly maintained, it makes up for it with comprehensive documentation and examples.

React-financial-charts

Because react-stock charts were abandoned, a branch called react-financial-charts was created using typescript syntax and bug patches. Though it is currently relatively unknown (it has only 116 stars on GitHub! ), it is quickly becoming a viable replacement for react-stockcharts.

react-stockcharts graphics

This library, as the name implies, provides a wide range of stock chart templates for use in your React app. It comes with over 60 technical indicators and overlays and is ready to help you visualize financial data. It’s worth mentioning that this library only has 2.9K stars on GitHub and isn’t regularly updated or maintained.

Rumble-charts

Rumble-charts is a simple and unobtrusive React charting and visualization toolkit. This library’s creators define it as “React components for creating composable and flexible charts to visualize your data.”

It’s powered by D3.js and, unfortunately, isn’t well-maintained or updated with new features on a regular basis.

BizCharts graphics

Alibaba is another well-known brand having it’s own React chart library on GitHub. BizCharts, their library, focuses on charting for business applications using G2 and React.

BizCharts has an outstanding template library and supports ES6 React syntax. The paperwork and the exhibition itself, however, are in Chinese. This React chart library has a limited, largely Asian audience, with 5.4K stars on GitHub and a weekly download volume of 27K npm downloads.

React-Vis

It was created by Uber and was built with D3 and React. If you are just getting started with React charts, React-Vis is a way to go as it is easy to use.

React-Vis is easy to work with React components because of similarities in the way it works with props, callbacks, and children. It provides access to various kinds of charts like bar plots, pie charts, line plots, etc. The charts are customizable and beautiful and support animation which is powered by React Motion. Unlike other libraries, it supports drawing for Canvas and SVG. 

Nivo

Just like other React chart libraries, it is built with D3 and React and provides varieties of designs. This library supports Canvas, HTML, and SVG works well with animations and also provides client as well as server-side rendering. 

Nivo comes with a wide range of charts and is easily customizable. The charts are responsive by default and perfectly fit into the screen. Besides all this, it supports animations and motions which are powered by React Motion.

Currently, it has 9.2k+ GitHub stars and has a detailed document of getting started as well as the active community to get the issue resolved.

Victory

According to its documentation, it is an ecosystem consisting of composable React components for building data visualization and interactive graphs. Just like other libraries, i is built with React and D3 and comes with a wide range of customizable graphs.

It is beginner-friendly due to its robustness and detailed documentation. It features drawing for high-quality customizable animations and SVG. 

Victory currently has 9k+ stars on GitHub and is developed and maintained by developers of Formidable. The major advantage that is posses as compared to other libraries is that it supports React Native which means iOS and android devices application can also use it.

Conclusion

There are many libraries but in this article, we have covered only the popular and most used ones. While deciding on which library to use for developing your application, always check their functions and use cases and choose the one that satisfies most of your requirements. Some libraries may be ideal for complex and large applications and some might be good for smaller projects, ultimately it all depends on the project requirements hence look at the features before selecting one.

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