Skip to content
This repository has been archived by the owner on Mar 29, 2020. It is now read-only.


Repository files navigation


App for viewing visualizations created in Vega or Vega-Lite. We are not always keeping the versions of Vega and Vega-Lite up to date. Please use the Vega-Editor to work with the latest versions.

Download from GitHub releases.

To download versions before 2.0, please see CHANGELOG.

Vega-Desktop Vega-Desktop


  • Can read both Vega and Vega-Lite files.
  • Save output as svg or png from UI.
  • Can determine the file format if the extension is *.vg.json or *.vl.json.
  • If the extension is just *.json, will check for $schema field in the JSON spec.
  • Otherwise will try to parse as Vega-Lite, then Vega.
  • It will load external data files relative to the spec files directory.

You also can set your OS to have *.vg.json or *.vl.json opened with vega-desktop by default.

Open files with vega-desktop


yarn start


yarn build

Builds the app for OS X, Linux, and Windows, using electron-packager.