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Highcharter is a R wrapper for Highcharts javascript library and its modules. Highcharts is very flexible and customizable javascript charting library and it has a great and powerful API.

The main features of highcharter are:

  • Chart various R objects with one function: with hchart(x) you can chart data.frames, numeric or character vectors, ts, xts, forecast, survfit objects.
  • Support Highstock You can create a candlestick charts in 2 lines of code. Support xts class from the {quantmod} package.
  • Support Highmaps Create choropleth charts or add information in geojson format.
  • Themes: you configure your chart in multiples ways. There are implemented themes like economist, financial times, google, 538 among others.
  • A lot of features and plugins: motion, draggable points, font-awesome, tooltips, annotations.
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How to start

There are a lot of vignettes to show how highcharter works and what you can do:

  • vignette("highcharter") to explore the basics of the package.
  • vignette("first-steps") to know how to make a visualization from a data frame.
  • vignette("showcase") to see highcharts flexibility in terms of customization and design.
  • vignette("highcharts-api") show the main functions to configure charts with the implemented Highcharts API.
  • vignette("highchartsjs-api-basics") explain the relationship between the highchartsJS API and highcharter.


Highcharter has a dependency on Highcharts, a commercial JavaScript charting library. Highcharts offers both a commercial license as well as a free non-commercial license. Please review the licensing options and terms before using this software, as the highcharter license neither provides nor implies a license for Highcharts.

Highcharts ( is a Highsoft product which is not free for commercial and Governmental use.

Discount for highcharter users

Highsoft provide a discount to the highcharter users. It is a 50% discount on our Single Developer license. More details in

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