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Simple gem to include Highcharts in a Rails 3.1 (or above) app



This gem just includes Highcharts as an asset in the Rails 3.1 (or newer) asset pipeline. Highcharts is not free for commercial use, so make sure you have a valid license to use Highcharts.

If you are looking to include Highstock, Justin Kuepper has made highstock-rails, so check it out.


Add the gem to the Gemfile

gem "highcharts-rails", "~> 3.0.0"
# The gem version mirrors the included version of Highcharts


We have a tiny changelog for this gem, but since it's just a tiny wrapper gem, refer to the Highcharts changelog for the important things.


In your JavaScript manifest (e.g. application.js)

//= require highcharts
//= require highcharts/highcharts-more # to get the new features in 2.3.0

To include one of the other adapters

//= require highcharts/adapters/mootools-adapter
//= require highcharts/adapters/prototype-adapter
//= require highcharts/adapters/standalone-framework

Or the modules

//= require highcharts/modules/annotations
//= require highcharts/modules/canvas-tools
//= require highcharts/modules/data
//= require highcharts/modules/drilldown
//= require highcharts/modules/exporting
//= require highcharts/modules/funnel
//= require highcharts/modules/heatmap
//= require highcharts/modules/no-data-to-display

Or one of the themes

//= require highcharts/themes/dark-blue
//= require highcharts/themes/dark-green
//= require highcharts/themes/gray
//= require highcharts/themes/grid
//= require highcharts/themes/skies

Other than that, refer to the Highcharts documentation


Highcharts, which makes up the majority of this gem, has its own, separate licensing.

The gem itself is released under the MIT license


Release tags and all released gems (from 3.0.0 onwards) is signed using rubygems-openpgp using my personal key, and the fingerprint is also included below.

pub   4096R/CCFBB9EF 2013-02-01 [expires: 2017-02-01]
      Key fingerprint = 6077 34FC 32B6 6041 BF06  43F2 205D 9784 CCFB B9EF
uid                  Per Christian Bechström Viken <>
uid                  [jpeg image of size 6240]
sub   4096R/13C6EED7 2013-02-01 [expires: 2017-02-01]
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