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Chart.xkcd is a chart library that plots “sketchy”, “cartoony” or “hand-drawn” styled charts.

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Quick start

It’s easy to get started with chart.xkcd. All that’s required is the script included in your page along with a single <svg> node to render the chart.

In the following example we create a line chart.

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<svg class="line-chart"></svg>
<script src=""></script>
  const svg = document.querySelector('.line-chart')

  new chartXkcd.Line(svg, {
    title: 'Monthly income of an indie developer',
    xLabel: 'Month',
    yLabel: '$ Dollars',
    data: {
      labels:['1', '2', '3', '4', '5', '6','7', '8', '9', '10'],
      datasets: [{
        label: 'Plan',
        data: [30, 70, 200, 300, 500 ,800, 1500, 2900, 5000, 8000],
      }, {
        label: 'Reality',
        data: [0, 1, 30, 70, 80, 100, 50, 80, 40, 150],
    options: {}


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