I am currently building an application using WPF in the .NET framework. The application will involve graphing data. Are there any good open-source graphing libraries or packages out there I can use for my application? When I say graph, I mean something that looks like:

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  • What specific graph types (e.g. pie charts) do you need? Anything concerning the amount of data they must be capable to process? Output file types?
    – Izzy
    Jul 29, 2016 at 15:29
  • Nah nothing like that yet, don't have a set of requirements in front of me yet. Just brainstorming for now.
    – Snoop
    Jul 29, 2016 at 15:38
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    Well, this is no brainstorming site :) To give recommendations, we need specific requirements. Please see What is required for a question to contain "enough information"? Without specific requirements, questions tend to get closed pretty soon as either "too broad" or "unclear what you're asking". You should have a rough idea on the amount of data already. So make this one specific for that amount, decide on "at least <chart types>", and decide on graphic formats (jpg/png or rather vector formats like svg). If needed, ask a new Q later.
    – Izzy
    Jul 29, 2016 at 15:44

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Essential Chart for WPF is an option to consider.

Line chart drag drop

The whole product is available for free through the community license if you qualify (less than 1 million USD in revenue), but not open source.

Note: I work for Syncfusion.

  • That seems like an option.
    – Snoop
    Jul 29, 2016 at 19:40
  • Although it's free, it's not open-source. Jan 22, 2018 at 21:28

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