AngularJS directives for declaratively using D3
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Author: 3606357? WealthBar
Submitted by: 156449? chrisnicola

AngularJS-D3 Module

A set of AngularJS directives that provides a declarative syntax for building common charts using D3.


AngularD3 is available via Bower as angularD3

Project Goals

This provides an AngularJS module called ad3 which in turn provides a declarative HTML syntax for using D3 with AngularJS. The syntax has been inspired in part by [this blog post][radian] however since that project is not currently open source I've begun work on building my own.

The first goal of this project is to create a simple reusable set of D3 directives that are sufficiently complete to be able to put together flexible charts of nearly any type. It is also intended to be extensible by providing a d3ChartController similar to ngModelController so it is easy to create additional custom chart elements.

This project is meant to provide enough flexibility to allow for anything d3 is capable of with no limitations, but still provide convenience, re-usability and declarative functionality. Essentially creating simple graphs should be simple yet doing complex customizable things should be possible.

If you have ideas and are interested in lending a hand, please open an issue, submit a pull request or just ping me @chrismnicola. This could be the beginning of beautiful friendship.

Current Directives

  • d3-chart - Provides the top level directives meant to contain the rest of the chart declarations.
  • d3-data - Provides a declarative way to load data into the current scope directly from a URL
  • d3-axis - Defines an axis and provide it's range and location (top, left, bottom, right)
  • d3-area - Define an area graph
  • d3-line - Defines a line graph
  • d3-bars - Defines a set of bars for a bar chart

The directives are meant to be used to compost charts like so:

The d3-chart directive will first append <svg class="d3"><g></g></svg> to itself and then each inner directives will attach their own d3 powered elements to that. The d3ChartController provides access to its <g></g> element via getChart() so that child directives can append themselves.

The d3-data directive provides a way of declaratively binding data, but this is entirely optional and it simply is a convenient way to bind data to your current scope.

Documentation will be forthcoming as things develop but for now you will have to rely on a quick reading of the code.

Try it out

This project uses Yeoman and provides a fully functional demo project under the /app folder. To run it clone this repo and do:

Feature Roadmap

  • [x] Basic chart forms for: Area, Line and Bars
  • [x] Supports multiple axis and multiple charts can be stacked
  • [x] Dynamically updating charts supporting animations (should be able to display and track incoming time-series data)
  • [x] Data source directives to declaratively specify and load external data sources and support D3's built in parsers for CSV, TSV, etc.
  • [ ] Customizable chart legends
  • [ ] Customizable and flexible labels
  • [ ] Mouse and touch overlay support
  • [ ] Scatter and Bubble plots
  • [ ] Bullet charts
  • [ ] Stacked area charts

If you have any other ideas for me, or feel like contributing to help add any of this missing functionality, I encourage you to submit a pull request.

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