System requirements#

Highcharts is a standalone library, which means that it does not require any additional frameworks or plugins to work. It is solely based on native browser technologies, and all core functionality runs in the browser. As it is a front-end library, Highcharts can be used with any server that can serve static files. It needs only the core highcharts.js script to run.

There are Highcharts wrappers available for frameworks such as React and Vue, as well as for native iOS and Android development. See our wrapper overview for more information.

Browser compatibility#

We test our software on many browsers using the latest versions. Highcharts runs on the following browser versions:

BrandVersions supported
Firefox2.0 +
Chrome1.0 +
Safari4.0 +
Opera9.0 +
Edge12.0 +
Internet Explorer6.0-8.0 partial support using polyfills
Internet Explorer9.0 +
Android Browser3.0 +

Supporting IE 11 and other legacy browsers#

Beginning with Highcharts v11, legacy browsers must load Highcharts from the es5 folder on code.highcharts.com or in the local file download. This also works with modern browsers. A typical setup looks like this:

<script src="https://code.highcharts.com/es5/highcharts.js"></script>
<script src="https://code.highcharts.com/es5/modules/exporting.js"></script>

Supporting IE 6-8#

For supporting IE 6-8, some polyfills are needed. The first file, oldie-polyfills.js includes some common array functions. This file extends array and object prototypes, and can be omitted if you have other polyfill libraries, or prefer to use your own. The second file, oldie.js, includes the VML renderer since old IE doesn't support SVG rendering. The polyfills must be inluded before the Highcharts main file. With conditional comments, it looks like this:

<!--[if lt IE 9]>
<script src="https://code.highcharts.com/modules/oldie-polyfills.js"></script>
<![endif]-->
<script src="https://code.highcharts.com/highcharts.js"></script>
<!--[if lt IE 9]>
<script src="https://code.highcharts.com/modules/oldie.js"></script>
<![endif]-->