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A lightweight, vanilla JavaScript visualization API built using D3 that integrates well with any consumer’s tech stack.


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Carbon (carbon-graphs)

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Carbon is currently under a code freeze as the library is being moved to Terra Graphs. During this time, contributions will not be accepted. Once the migration is complete, this repository will be archived.

Carbon is a graphing library built using D3 visualization library. It provides an API for generating native graphs such as Line and Paired Result graphs based on design standards.


You can install Carbon via npm or download the latest release from GitHub.

npm i @cerner/carbon-graphs --save-dev

Getting Started


  • D3
  • Polyfills:
    • Object.assign
    • Object.values


  • Adheres to Cerner standard design template
  • Responsive
  • Native-built graphs
  • Default theme for data points

Graph types

Graph Settings/Toggles

  • Legend
  • Labels
  • Grid vertical & horizontal
  • Axes x and y or y2
  • Regions horizontal

Other highlights

  • Supports different shapes for each data-set
  • Supports custom SVG shapes for data-sets
  • Non-contiguous data point line graph
  • Sparkline graph (with Shapes as hidden)
  • Criticality indicators for data point
  • Locale support for axes ticks
  • Y and Y2 Axes label along with respective shapes
  • Graph Panning


Browser support

  • Android >= 4.4
  • Chrome >= 35
  • Firefox >= 31
  • Internet Explorer >= 10
  • iOS >= 7
  • Opera >= 12
  • Safari >= 7.1

Potential features

  • Support additional themes
  • a11y
  • Area graph
  • Area spline graph
  • Separate graph types to plugin based
  • DST


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