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A step by step installation tutorial


Outdated react-native version may cause some anonying problems, so keep them update to date.

This is my environment.

$ yarn -v

$ react-native -v
react-native-cli: 2.0.1

$ pod --version

Xcode 10.0

swift 4.1/4.2


  • react-native init demo

  • cd demo

  • yarn add react-native-charts-wrapper

  • yarn add @babel/runtime

  • update your App.js

import React from 'react';
import {
  View, processColor
} from 'react-native';

import {LineChart} from 'react-native-charts-wrapper';

export default class App extends React.Component {

  render() {
    return (
      <View style={{flex: 1}}>
        <View style={styles.container}>
          <LineChart style={styles.chart}
            data={{dataSets:[{label: "demo", values: [{y: 1}, {y: 2}, {y: 1}]}]}}

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    backgroundColor: '#F5FCFF'
  chart: {
    flex: 1

  • Additional setup is required because library is using native code.


1. update android/build.gradle, upgrade gradle tools version, add

// Top-level build file where you can add configuration options common to all sub-projects/modules.

buildscript {
    repositories {
        maven {
            url ''
            name 'Google'
    dependencies {
        classpath ''  // UPGRADE VERSION TO 3.x

        // NOTE: Do not place your application dependencies here; they belong
        // in the individual module build.gradle files

allprojects {
    repositories {
        maven {
            // All of React Native (JS, Obj-C sources, Android binaries) is installed from npm
            url "$rootDir/../node_modules/react-native/android"
        maven {
            url ''
            name 'Google'
        maven { url "" }    // ADD, IT IS USED BY MPAndroidChart

ext {
    buildToolsVersion = "27.0.3"   // UPGRADE VERSION
    minSdkVersion = 16
    compileSdkVersion = 26
    targetSdkVersion = 26
    supportLibVersion = "26.1.0"

2. update gradle version >= 4.4 in android/gradle/wrapper/


3. link subproject

  • Mostly automatic install with react-native

    react-native link react-native-charts-wrapper
  • Manual install

    add react-native-charts-wrapper to android/settings.gradle

    include ':react-native-charts-wrapper'
    project(':react-native-charts-wrapper').projectDir = new File(

    add react-native-charts-wrapper to android/app/build.gradle

    dependencies {
        implementation project(':react-native-charts-wrapper')

    On top where imports are:

    import com.github.wuxudong.rncharts.MPAndroidChartPackage;

    Add package in getPackages method:

    protected List<ReactPackage> getPackages() {
        return Arrays.<ReactPackage>asList(
            new MainReactPackage(),
            new MPAndroidChartPackage()             // <----- Add this

4. Additional setting

Add following code to for RN >= 0.54, check #229 and the code in android example.

  import com.facebook.react.bridge.ReadableNativeArray;
  import com.facebook.react.bridge.ReadableNativeMap;
  public void onCreate() {
    SoLoader.init(this, /* native exopackage */ false);

5. Run

react-native run-android, that is it.


  • add postinstall in package.json
  "scripts": {
    "start": "node node_modules/react-native/local-cli/cli.js start",
    "test": "jest",
    "postinstall": "sed -i '' 's/#import <RCTAnimation\\/RCTValueAnimatedNode.h>/#import \"RCTValueAnimatedNode.h\"/' ./node_modules/react-native/Libraries/NativeAnimation/RCTNativeAnimatedNodesManager.h"

  • run yarn install again

  • link subproject

    • use cocoapods(suggested)

      • create ios/Podfile
      platform :ios, '9.0'
      target 'demo' do
          pod 'yoga', path: '../node_modules/react-native/ReactCommon/yoga/'
          pod 'React', path: '../node_modules/react-native/', :subspecs => [
          pod 'DoubleConversion', :podspec => '../node_modules/react-native/third-party-podspecs/DoubleConversion.podspec'
          pod 'glog', :podspec => '../node_modules/react-native/third-party-podspecs/glog.podspec'
          pod 'Folly', :podspec => '../node_modules/react-native/third-party-podspecs/Folly.podspec'
          pod 'RNCharts', :path => '../node_modules/react-native-charts-wrapper'
      swift4 = ['Charts']
      post_install do |installer|
        installer.pods_project.targets.each do |target|
          target.build_configurations.each do |config|
            if swift4.include?(
              config.build_settings['SWIFT_VERSION'] = '4.1'
      • cd ios && pod install
      • open demo.xcworkspace
      • create a empty swift file, the xcode will prompt a message 'Would you like to configure an Objective-C bridging header?' to Create Bridging Header, accept it.

      • run it from XCode or run react-native run-ios, that is it.

      • if you can't open development menu in iOS simulator, you can remove other libraries except Pods_demo.framework, and delete other targets except demo.

    • manual setup

      Sometime use_frameworks! in Podfile conflict with other libs like react-native-maps. In this case, you can link this lib manually.

      • Add Source Files

      create a group under your project top level and add files under directory node_modules/react-native-charts-wrapper/ios/ReactNativeCharts

      Groups are required, not folder reference! The folder color should be yellow! not blue!

      • Add Bridge File

      When you add the files XCode should prompt you to create a bridging header if you haven't done so already, or you can create empty swift file to trigger xcode prompt. Create the bridging header and import the RCTViewManager.h. It should look something like this.

       #import "React/RCTBridge.h"
       #import "React/RCTViewManager.h"
       #import "React/RCTUIManager.h"
       #import "React/UIView+React.h"
       #import "React/RCTBridgeModule.h"
       #import "React/RCTEventDispatcher.h"
       #import "React/RCTEventEmitter.h"
       #import "React/RCTFont.h"
      • Add Charts and SwiftyJSON, you can do it by cocoapods or link them manually.

        • use cocoapods

          add a Podfile to your ios directory with the following content. Then run pod install and open the generated .xcworkspace from now on in xcode.

         target 'demo' do
           pod 'SwiftyJSON', '4.0.0'      
           pod 'Charts', '3.1.1'         
         swift4 = ['Charts']
         post_install do |installer|
           installer.pods_project.targets.each do |target|
             target.build_configurations.each do |config|
               if swift4.include?(
                 config.build_settings['SWIFT_VERSION'] = '4.1'
        • manual install

          1. Install SwiftyJSON and iOS Charts libraries and add SwiftyJSON.xcodeproj and Charts.xcodeproj files to your project.
          2. Under Build Phases, under Link Binary With Libraries, click the plus sign and add SwiftyJSON.framework and Charts.framework.
          3. Add the SwiftyJSON.framework and Charts.framework to the Embedded Binaries section in your app.
          4. In your project's build settings, go to build options and change the Embedded Content Contains Swift Code to Yes.
      • update project setting

        update Swift Language Version in Build Settings to 4.1/4.2

      • run it from XCode or run react-native run-ios, that is it.