Highcharts: Pure JavaScript Charting Library

Highcharts is a charting library written in pure JavaScript, offering an easy way of adding interactive charts to your web site or web application. It currently supports line, spline, area, areaspline, column, bar, pie and scatter chart types.

Highcharts works in all modern browsers including the iPhone and Internet Explorer from version 6. Standard browsers use the Canvas element and in some cases SVG for the graphics rendering. In Internet Explorer graphics are drawn using VML. Therefore in addition to Highcharts.js core, you will need a canvas emulator for IE, and either the jQuery or the MooTools framework.


  • Simple configuration syntax
  • On hovering the chart Highcharts can display a tooltip text with information on each point and series
  • Datetime axis
  • Zooming in the X or Y dimension, or both
  • Highcharts takes the data in a JavaScript array, which can be defined in the local configuration object, in a separate file or even on a different site
  • Inverted chart or reversed axis
  • All text labels, including axis labels, data labels for the point and axis titles, can be rotated in any angle

Highcharts is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License. This means you need the author’s permission to use Highcharts on commercial websites. You can find further information, demos & download on Highcharts Website.

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