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Version 3.4.0, synced to MPAndroidChart #f6a398b
Just a heads up: Charts 3.0 has some breaking changes. Please read the release/migration notes.
Another heads up: ChartsRealm is now in a separate repo. Pods is also now
ChartsRealm, instead of ~
Charts/Core~ and ~
One more heads up: As Swift evolves, if you are not using the latest Swift compiler, you shouldn't check out the master branch. Instead, you should go to the release page and pick up whatever suits you.
- Xcode 11 / Swift 5 (master branch)
- iOS >= 8.0 (Use as an Embedded Framework)
- tvOS >= 9.0
- macOS >= 10.11
I've chosen to write it in
Swift as it can be highly optimized by the compiler, and can be used in both
ObjC project. The demo project is written in
ObjC to demonstrate how it works.
An amazing feature of this library now, for Android, iOS, tvOS and macOS, is the time it saves you when developing for both platforms, as the learning curve is singleton- it happens only once, and the code stays very similar so developers don't have to go around and re-invent the app to produce the same output with a different library. (And that's not even considering the fact that there's not really another good choice out there currently...)
Having trouble running the demo?
ChartsDemo/ChartsDemo.xcodeprojis the demo project for iOS/tvOS
ChartsDemo-OSX/ChartsDemo-OSX.xcodeprojis the demo project for macOS
- Make sure you are running a supported version of Xcode.
- Usually it is specified here a few lines above.
- In most cases it will be the latest Xcode version.
- Make sure that your project supports Swift 5.0
- Optional: Run
carthage checkoutin the project folder, to fetch dependencies (i.e testing dependencies).
- If you don't have Carthage - you can get it here.
In order to correctly compile:
- Drag the
Charts.xcodeprojto your project
- Go to your target's settings, hit the "+" under the "Embedded Binaries" section, and select the Charts.framework
- When using Swift in an ObjC project:
- You need to import your Bridging Header. Usually it is "YourProject-Swift.h", so in ChartsDemo it's "ChartsDemo-Swift.h". Do not try to actually include "ChartsDemo-Swift.h" in your project :-)
- (Xcode 8.1 and earlier) Under "Build Options", mark "Embedded Content Contains Swift Code"
- (Xcode 8.2+) Under "Build Options", mark "Always Embed Swift Standard Libraries"
- When using Realm.io:
- Note that the Realm framework is not linked with Charts - it is only there for optional bindings. Which means that you need to have the framework in your project, and in a compatible version to whatever is compiled with Charts. We will do our best to always compile against the latest version.
- You'll need to add
ChartsRealmas a dependency too.
3rd party tutorials
- Using Realm and Charts with Swift 3 in iOS 10 (Sami Korpela)
- Creating a Line Chart in Swift 3 and iOS 10 (Osian Smith)
- Beginning Set-up and Example Using Charts with Swift 3
- Want your tutorial to show here? Create a PR!
- Please note the difference between installing a compiled framework from CocoaPods or Carthage, and copying the source code.
- Please read the Usage section again.
- Search in the issues
- Try to politely ask in the issues section
Other problems / feature requests
- Search in the issues
- Try to politely ask in the issues section
pod 'Charts' to your Podfile. "Charts" is the name of the library.
For Realm support, please add
pod 'ChartsRealm' too.
is not the correct library, and refers to a different project by someone else.
Charts now include Carthage prebuilt binaries.
github "danielgindi/Charts" == 3.4.0 github "danielgindi/Charts" ~> 3.4.0
In order to build the binaries for a new release, use
carthage build --no-skip-current && carthage archive Charts.
3rd party bindings
If you like what you see here, and want to support the work being done in this repository, you could:
- Contribute code, issues and pull requests
- Let people know this library exists (:fire: spread the word :fire:)
- (You can buy me a beer, or you can buy me dinner :-)
Questions & Issues
If you are having questions or problems, you should:
- Make sure you are using the latest version of the library. Check the release-section.
- Study the Android version's Documentation-Wiki
- Study the (Still incomplete ) Pod-Documentation
- Search or open questions on stackoverflow with the
- Search known issues for your problem (open and closed)
- Create new issues (please :fire: search known issues before :fire:, do not create duplicate issues)
- 8 different chart types
- Scaling on both axes (with touch-gesture, axes separately or pinch-zoom)
- Dragging / Panning (with touch-gesture)
- Combined-Charts (line-, bar-, scatter-, candle-stick-, bubble-)
- Dual (separate) Axes
- Customizable Axes (both x- and y-axis)
- Highlighting values (with customizable popup-views)
- Save chart to camera-roll / export to PNG/JPEG
- Predefined color templates
- Legends (generated automatically, customizable)
- Animations (build up animations, on both x- and y-axis)
- Limit lines (providing additional information, maximums, ...)
- Fully customizable (paints, typefaces, legends, colors, background, gestures, dashed lines, ...)
- Plotting data directly from Realm.io mobile database (here)
Screenshots are currently taken from the original repository, as they render exactly the same :-)
- LineChart (with legend, simple design)
LineChart (with legend, simple design)
LineChart (cubic lines)
LineChart (gradient fill)
Combined-Chart (bar- and linechart in this case)
BarChart (with legend, simple design)
- BarChart (grouped DataSets)
- PieChart (with selection, ...)
- ScatterChart (with squares, triangles, circles, ... and more)
- CandleStickChart (for financial data)
- BubbleChart (area covered by bubbles indicates the value)
- RadarChart (spider web chart)
Goes to @liuxuan30, @petester42 and @AlBirdie for new features, bugfixes, and lots and lots of involvement in our open-sourced community! You guys are a huge help to all of those coming here with questions and issues, and I couldn't respond to all of those without you.
Copyright 2016 Daniel Cohen Gindi & Philipp Jahoda
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