Re-usable, easy interface JavaScript chart library based on D3.js

billboard.js is a re-usable, easy interface JavaScript chart library, based on D3 v4+.

The name “billboard” comes from the famous billboard chart which everybody knows.



Play with the diverse options generating on the fly!


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Supported chart types

Chart Types

Download and Installation

Download dist files from the repo directly or install it via npm.

For development (Uncompressed)

You can download the uncompressed files for development

Specific version

For production (Compressed)

You can download the compressed files for production

Specific version

Packaged version (with D3.js inclusion)

Packaged version is not an official distribution. It’s to provide an easy way to load ‘billboard.js’ with dependency.


If you want apply themes, simply load one of the theme css file provided instead of the default css file.


Nightly version

Nightly version is the latest build from the master branch. With nightly, you can try upcoming changes prior the official release.

The version info will be given as the build datetime: x.x.x-nightly-yyyymmddhhmmss

There’re two ways to install from nightly branch directly.

// Specify on 'package.json' file
"dependencies": {
      "billboard.js": "git://"
# Run install command from shell
$ npm install git+ --save

Next(Release Canditate) version

Next version is the ‘release candidate’ build, prior the latest official release.

# Run install command from shell
$ npm install billboard.js@next --save

Installation with npm

$ npm install billboard.js

Using CDN

If you want to use ‘billboard.js’ without installation, load files directly from one of the CDN providers.

Supported Browsers

Basically will work on all SVG supported browsers.

Internet Explorer Chrome Firefox Safari iOS Android
9+ Latest Latest Latest 8+ 4+


D3 (required)

Load billboard.js after D3.js.

<!-- 1) Load D3.js and billboard.js separately -->
    <!-- Load D3 -->
    <script src=""></script>

    <!-- Load billboard.js with base(or theme) style -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="$YOUR_PATH/billboard.css">
    <script src="$YOUR_PATH/billboard.js"></script>

<!-- 2) or Load billboard.js packaged with D3.js -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="$YOUR_PATH/billboard.css">
    <script src="$YOUR_PATH/billboard.pkgd.js"></script>

or use importing ESM.

// 1) import billboard.js
// as named import with desired shapes and interaction modules
import {bb, area, bar, zoom} from "billboard.js";

// or as importing default
import bb, {area, bar, zoom} from "billboard.js";

// 2) import css if your dev-env supports. If don't, include them via <link>
import "billboard.js/dist/billboard.css";

// or theme style. Find more themes from 'theme' folder
import "billboard.js/dist/theme/insight.css"


Basic usage example

1) Create chart holder element
<div id="chart"></div>
2) Generate a chart with options
// generate the chart
var chart = bb.generate({
    bindto: "#chart",
    data: {
      // for ESM import usage, import 'line' module and execute it as
      // type: line(),
      type: "line",
      columns: [
          ["data1", 30, 200, 100, 400, 150, 250]
    zoom: {
      // for ESM import usage, import 'zoom' module and execute it as
      // enabled: zoom()
      enabled: true

// call some API
chart.load( ... );

How to start developing billboard.js?

For anyone interested in developing billboard.js, follow the instructions below.

Required Node.js version: 10.10.0+

Development Environment

1. Clone the repository

Clone the billboard.js repository and install the dependency modules.

# Create a folder and move.
$ mkdir billboard.js && cd billboard.js

# Clone the repository.
$ git clone
2. Install dependencies

npm and Yarn are supported.

# Install the dependency modules.
$ npm install

# or
$ yarn

3. Build

Use npm script to build billboard.js

# Run webpack-dev-server for development
$ npm start

# Build
$ npm run build

# Generate jsdoc
$ npm run jsdoc

Two folders will be created after the build is completed.

  • dist folder: Includes the billboard.js and billboard.min.js files.
  • doc folder: Includes API documentation. The home page for the documentation is doc/index.html.


To maintain the same code style and quality, we adopted ESLint. The rules are based on the Airbnb JavaScript Style Guide with some modifications. Setup your editor for check or run the below command for linting.

$ npm run lint


Once you created a branch and finished the development, you must perform a test with npm test command before the push to a remote repository.

$ npm test

Running the npm test command will start Mocha tests via Karma-runner.

Bug Report

If you find a bug, please report to us by posting issues on GitHub.

Download Details:

Author: naver


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Re-usable, easy interface JavaScript chart library based on D3.js
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