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Assessing disadvantages of using Plotly.js

Purpose - To identify the stability, long-term support and scalability of Plotly.js charts.

Why I chose Plotly.js?

  • For Heatmaps, Line charts, Pie charts on IE browser
  • Has clear documentation with options and examples
  • Is open sourced under MIT license
  • Based on SVG and WebGL

Why should I avoid Plotly.js?

  • Doesn’t involve jQuery but Javascript only. Does it pose problem in cross-browser and long-term support?
  • Doesn’t use Canvas. Thus, does it pose concern with old web browsers?
  • Does it refer the plotly.js server or any third-party source when working with a local copy of plotly.js?