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📈 In-browser network graphs representing the links between your Node.js code and its dependencies.
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In-browser graphs representing the links between your Node.js code and its dependencies.



$ [sudo] npm install -g colony

Quick Start

# Install colony and serve
$ [sudo] npm install -g serve colony
# Download and visualise "browserify" from NPM
$ colony --npm browserify && serve colony
# Open localhost:3000 in your web browser
$ open http://localhost:3000/

Using the Command-Line Interface

Usage: colony {files} --npm {modules}

  -o, --outdir   Output files to a particular folder                                     [default: "./colony"]
  -m, --modules  Traverse node_modules for more code. Use --no-modules to disable.       [default: true]
  -s, --scale    Scales the output graph by a specific size.                             [default: 1]
  -n, --npm      Download and process an NPM module instead of a local file.
  -t, --title    Change the title of the page
  -r, --readme   Readme file. By default will try to guess the first file's readme.
  -j, --json     Output the scripts' data as JSON, instead of generating and writing HTML
  -f, --fork     "Fork me on Github" button, e.g. "hughsk/colony". Hidden by default.
  -h, --help     Display this message

The simplest way to use colony from the command-line would be:

$ colony app.js -o colony

This will traverse app.js's dependencies and dump the necessary static HTML/CSS/JS files to the ./colony directory, this page being ./colony/index.html. Then it's just a matter of serving it up using something like serve, NGINX or plain old Apache.

For convenience, you can download and visualise any combination of NPM modules too:

$ colony --npm forever --npm component --npm browserify -o colony-npm


Clone the repository from Github and install the development dependencies:

$ git clone git://
$ cd colony
$ npm install

To rebuild/minify the client-side code, run npm run-script prepublish.

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