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Vue Chartkick

Create beautiful JavaScript charts with one line of Vue

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Supports Chart.js, Google Charts, and Highcharts

Quick Start


npm install vue-chartkick chart.js

And add

import Vue from 'vue'
import Chartkick from 'vue-chartkick'
import Chart from 'chart.js'


This sets up Chartkick with Chart.js. For other charting libraries, see detailed instructions.


Line chart

<line-chart :data="{'2017-01-01': 11, '2017-01-02': 6}"></line-chart>

Pie chart

<pie-chart :data="[['Blueberry', 44], ['Strawberry', 23]]"></pie-chart>

Column chart

<column-chart :data="[['Sun', 32], ['Mon', 46], ['Tue', 28]]"></column-chart>

Bar chart

<bar-chart :data="[['Work', 32], ['Play', 1492]]"></bar-chart>

Area chart

<area-chart :data="{'2017-01-01': 11, '2017-01-02': 6}"></area-chart>

Scatter chart

<scatter-chart :data="[[174.0, 80.0], [176.5, 82.3]]" xtitle="Size" ytitle="Population"></scatter-chart>

Geo chart - Google Charts

<geo-chart :data="[['United States', 44], ['Germany', 23], ['Brazil', 22]]"></geo-chart>

Timeline - Google Charts

<timeline :data="[['Washington', '1789-04-29', '1797-03-03'], ['Adams', '1797-03-03', '1801-03-03']]"></timeline>

Multiple series

data = [
  {name: 'Workout', data: {'2017-01-01': 3, '2017-01-02': 4}},
  {name: 'Call parents', data: {'2017-01-01': 5, '2017-01-02': 3}}

// and
<line-chart :data="data" />

Say Goodbye To Timeouts

Make your pages load super fast and stop worrying about timeouts. Give each chart its own endpoint.

<line-chart data="/stocks"></line-chart>


Id, width, and height

<line-chart id="users-chart" width="800px" height="500px"></line-chart>

Min and max values

<line-chart :min="1000" :max="5000"></line-chart>

min defaults to 0 for charts with non-negative values. Use null to let the charting library decide.

Min and max for x-axis - Chart.js

<line-chart xmin="2018-01-01" xmax="2019-01-01"></line-chart>


<line-chart :colors="['#b00', '#666']"></line-chart>

Stacked columns or bars

<column-chart :stacked="true"></column-chart>

Discrete axis

<line-chart :discrete="true"></line-chart>

Label (for single series)

<line-chart label="Value"></line-chart>

Axis titles

<line-chart xtitle="Time" ytitle="Population"></line-chart>

Straight lines between points instead of a curve

<line-chart :curve="false"></line-chart>

Show or hide legend

<line-chart :legend="true"></line-chart>

Specify legend position

<line-chart legend="bottom"></line-chart>

Donut chart

<pie-chart :donut="true"></pie-chart>

Prefix, useful for currency - Chart.js, Highcharts

<line-chart prefix="$"></line-chart>

Suffix, useful for percentages - Chart.js, Highcharts

<line-chart suffix="%"></line-chart>

Set a thousands separator - Chart.js, Highcharts

<line-chart thousands=","></line-chart>

Set a decimal separator - Chart.js, Highcharts

<line-chart decimal=","></line-chart>

Set significant digits - Chart.js, Highcharts

<line-chart :precision="3"></line-chart>

Set rounding - Chart.js, Highcharts

<line-chart :round="2"></line-chart>

Show insignificant zeros, useful for currency - Chart.js, Highcharts

<line-chart :round="2" :zeros="true"></line-chart>

Friendly byte sizes - Chart.js 2.8+

<line-chart :bytes="true"></line-chart>

Show a message when data is empty

<line-chart :messages="{empty: 'No data'}"></line-chart>

Refresh data from a remote source every n seconds

<line-chart :refresh="60"></line-chart>

You can pass options directly to the charting library with:

<line-chart :library="{backgroundColor: '#eee'}"></line-chart>

See the documentation for Google Charts, Highcharts, and Chart.js for more info.

To customize datasets in Chart.js, use:

<line-chart :dataset="{borderWidth: 10}"></line-chart>

You can pass this option to individual series as well.

Use dynamic components to make the chart type dynamic:

<component is="column-chart"></component>

Global Options

To set options for all of your charts, use:

Chartkick.options = {
  colors: ["#b00", "#666"]


Pass data as an array or object

<pie-chart :data="{'Blueberry': 44, 'Strawberry': 23}"></pie-chart>
<pie-chart :data="[['Blueberry', 44], ['Strawberry', 23]]"></pie-chart>

Times can be a Date or a string (strings are parsed)

<line-chart :data="[[new Date(), 5], ['2017-01-01 00:00:00 UTC', 7]]"></line-chart>

Data can also be a callback

function fetchData(success, fail) {
  success({"Blueberry": 44, "Strawberry": 23})
  // or fail("Data not available")

<pie-chart :data="fetchData" />

Multiple Series

You can pass a few options with a series:

  • name
  • data
  • color
  • dataset - Chart.js only
  • points - Chart.js only
  • curve - Chart.js only

Download Charts

Chart.js only

Give users the ability to download charts. It all happens in the browser - no server-side code needed.

<line-chart :download="true"></line-chart>

Set the filename

<line-chart download="boom"></line-chart>

Note: Safari will open the image in a new window instead of downloading.

Set the background color

<line-chart :download="{background: '#fff'}"></line-chart>




npm install vue-chartkick chart.js

And add

import Vue from 'vue'
import Chartkick from 'vue-chartkick'
import Chart from 'chart.js'


Google Charts


npm install vue-chartkick

And add

import Vue from 'vue'
import Chartkick from 'vue-chartkick'


And include on the page

<script src=""></script>

To specify a language or Google Maps API key, use:

Chartkick.configure({language: "de", mapsApiKey: "..."})



npm install vue-chartkick highcharts

And add

import Vue from 'vue'
import Chartkick from 'vue-chartkick'
import Highcharts from 'highcharts'


No Package Manager

Include the charting library and the Chartkick library

<script src=""></script>
<script src=""></script>

Multiple Libraries

If more than one charting library is loaded, choose between them with:

<line-chart adapter="google"></line-chart>

Options are google, highcharts, and chartjs


<div id="app">
  <line-chart :data="chartData"></line-chart>

  var app = new Vue({
    el: "#app",
    data: {
      chartData: [["Jan", 4], ["Feb", 2], ["Mar", 10], ["Apr", 5], ["May", 3]]


Everyone is encouraged to help improve this project. Here are a few ways you can help:

To get started with development, run:

git clone
cd vue-chartkick
npm install
npm run build


Create beautiful JavaScript charts with one line of Vue




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