Vega: A Visualization Grammar
Vega is a visualization grammar, a declarative format for creating, saving, and sharing interactive visualization designs. With Vega you can describe data visualizations in a JSON format, and generate interactive views using either HTML5 Canvas or SVG.
This repository houses ongoing Vega 3.0 development. While still a work in progress, Vega 3 has matured to a fully functional beta version with a cleaner, more efficient, and more modular architecture. Vega 3 can now reproduce all standard Vega 2 examples, and much more! Contributions, feature requests and bug reports are most appreciated.
For documentation, see the Vega website. For a partial description of changes from Vega 2.x, please refer to the Vega 3 Porting Guide. Additional API documentation for Vega 3 can be found in the associated modules listed below.
Not ready to live on the edge? Looking for the latest stable release? Please see Vega 2.6. The Vega wiki associated with this repo contains documentation for version 2.6.
For a basic setup allowing you to build Vega and run examples,
https://github.com/vega/vega and run
Once installation is complete, use
npm run test to run tests and
npm run build to build output files.
This repo (
vega) includes web-based demos within the
test folder. To run
these, launch a local webserver in the top-level directory for the repo
python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000 for Python 2,
python -m http.server 8000 for Python 3) and then point your browser to
the right place (e.g.,
For a more advanced development setup in which you will be working on multiple modules simultaneously, first clone the Vega 3 module repositories:
Though not strictly required, we recommend using
npm link to connect each
local copy of a repo with its ‘vega-’ dependencies. That way, any edits you
make in one repo will be immediately reflected within dependent repos,
For example, to link vega-dataflow for use by other repos, do the following:
# register a link to vega-dataflow cd vega-dataflow; npm link # update vega-runtime to use the linked version of vega-dataflow cd ../vega-runtime; npm link vega-dataflow # update vega to use the linked version of vega-dataflow cd ../vega; npm link vega-dataflow
Once links have been setup, you can use
npm install as usual to gather all