Choosing a chart component is not always an easy task.
Sometimes you need a special type of chart to make sense of the numbers you want to display. At the same time, you want the charts to be beautiful, customizable, responsive, easy to implement,.. 🤯
We have collected our favourite Vue.js chart components in this article. We will update this collection with new components, as usual! If you think an important and great component is missing, just shoot me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This component is a Vue.js Wrapper for the original Google Charts. We love that they are really sturdy (also working in older IE versions) and interactive. Browse through the Google Chart Gallery to see the wide variety of possible data visualizations.
With using the Vue.js component, you get the added bonus of reactive data binding.
Vue Trend is as simple as it gets – it's an animated spark line. Just that! It works great as kind of a background visualization to show your users a trend over time.
Vue Bars is inspired by Vue Trend (see above!). It's an animated bar chart. Similar to Vue Trend, it works great as accompanying visualization to your data (but does not feature a legend or a view of single data points).
ECharts is an interactive charting library providing a lot of data visualization options – Vue ECharts is its Vue Adaptation. Besides bar and pie charts, you can also create more complex charts like Polar Plots, Maps or Radar Charts.
x-chart lets you create a draggable data visualization dashboard. It's based on Vue ECharts (see above!), but has a more lighthearted, modern look. We're looking forward to how this component evolves.
These charts are inspired by GitHub! You can f.ex. create the famous Month-Wise Heatmap with this component. All charts are SVGs and the library has zero dependencies.
Chart.js aims to be a simple yet flexible charting library for designers & developers. This simple HTML5 Charting library got a Vue.js wrapper with vue-chartjs.
If you quickly need ready-to-use charts this is a nice choice for you! You can use (and mix-and-match) 8 different chart types with chart.js – all of them animated and customisable.
Morris.js is a very simple API for drawing line, bar, area and donut charts. This is their Vue.js wrapper!
There's an official Vue wrapper for the library, making them even easier to use in your next project.
ApexCharts is an open-source charting library that helps you build interactive charts and visualizations. It has very interesting features like built-in Zooming and Panning, as well as an export function for your charts.
While it’s not exactly a lightweight library, the added loading time may pay off if you work with data-heavy visualizations. They offer an official Vue Component for their library!