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xkcd styled chart lib
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This repo is in its early stage, lots of bugs need to be fixed and new charts will be added. Watch this repo to be notified of new versions


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

Check out the documentation for more instructions and links, or try out the examples, or chat with us in Slack

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: '$ Dollors',
    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],


  • Code: read the file
  • Financial: chart.xkcd is an MIT-licensed open source project with its ongoing development made possible entirely by the support of my patreons. If you like this tool, please consider support my work by becoming a patron of me
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