Jade Bird

Jade Bird


How to create dynamic visualizations with Cube.js and Chart.js

I’ve already covered building a static dashboard with Cube.js and Chart.js in this tutorial. Now, I’m going to show you how to dynamically change the underlying chart’s data based on the user’s input. We’ll let the user pick a date range and, based on that, reload the chart. When a user picks a new set of dates, a new request will be sent to the Cube.js server. The Cube.js server will generate new SQL code, execute it against the database, and send the result back to the client. And finally, the client re-renders a chart with the new data.

Here is a Codesandbox demo of what we are going to build. You can click Open in Editor to check the source code.

Setting up a Backend

We are going to use our sample e-commerce Postgres dataset. Use the following commands to download it and import it into the ecom database.

$ curl http://cube.dev/downloads/ecom-dump.sql > ecom-dump.sql
$ createdb ecom
$ psql --dbname ecom -f ecom-dump.sql

Next, install Cube.js CLI if you don’t have it already and generate a new application.

$ npm install -g cubejs-cli
$ cubejs create chartjs-dynamic-data -d postgres

Cube.js uses environment variables for configuration. To configure the connection to our database, we need to specify the database type and name. In the Cube.js project folder, replace the contents of the .env file with the following:


Now, start the development server and open the localhost:4000 in your browser.

$ npm run dev

You can generate a schema for the tables in the ecom database under the Schema tab. We’re going to use data from only one table — orders. Once you generate this schema, you can play around with the data in the Explore section.

Selecting data in the Explore section

_Selecting data in the Explore section_

There are multiple ways to deploy Cube.js: Docker, serverless, and Heroku. You can read about all of them here. In this tutorial, we are going to use the Cube.js application deployed to Heroku here.

Simple Chart

We’ll build our frontend on the Codesandox for simplicity. It will load the data from the Cube.js backend deployed on Heroku. You can check out the final source code and the demo app here. Feel free to fork it and play around.

We are using the Vanilla template from Codesanbox and are not going to add any framework, such as React or Vue, to keep things simple. The first step is to include the Cube.js client and Chart.js libraries. Insert the following code inside the <head> tag.

<script src="https://unpkg.com/@cubejs-client/core@0.10.16/dist/cubejs-client-core.umd.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/Chart.js/2.7.2/Chart.bundle.min.js"></script>

To initialize the Cube.js client, you need to pass an API URL along with the Secret.

const cubejsApi = cubejs(
  { apiUrl: "https://cubejs-ecom.herokuapp.com/cubejs-api/v1" }

Once the client is initialized, we can request data from the backend and visualize it. The load function accepts a query, which is a plain javascript object, and returns a promise. You can learn more about the query format here.

      measures: ["Orders.count"],
      timeDimensions: [
          dimension: "Orders.createdAt",
          granularity: `day`,
          dateRange: [`08/01/2019`,`09/01/2019`]
    .then(resultSet => {
      new Chart(document.getElementById("chart"), {
        type: "line",
        options: options,
        data: chartJsData(resultSet)

We are loading Orders.count, which is grouped by the created day to plot as a line chart. To make this code work, we need to make a couple of things. First, add the <canvas> tag to the inside of your html <body>.

<canvas id="chart-canvas"></canvas>

Next, we need to define a chartJsData function, which should accept a resultSet returned from Cube.js and format it for Chart.js.

var chartJsData = function(resultSet) {
  return {
    datasets: [
        label: "Orders Count",
        data: resultSet.chartPivot().map(function(r) {
          return r["Orders.count"];
        backgroundColor: "rgb(255, 99, 132)"
    labels: resultSet.categories().map(function(c) {
      return c.x;

Lastly, we are declaring some additional Chart.js options for nice axes formatting.

var options = {
  scales: {
    xAxes: [
        type: "time",
        time: {
          displayFormats: {
            hour: "MMM DD"
          tooltipFormat: "MMM D"
    yAxes: [
        ticks: {
          beginAtZero: true

That is all we need to load a static line chart. Next, we’re going to add a date range picker and load data dynamically based on the date range selected by the user.

Dynamic Data

Add Jquery, Date Range Picker, and Moment.js libraries to your <head> tag.

<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/jquery/latest/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/momentjs/latest/moment.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/daterangepicker/daterangepicker.min.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/daterangepicker/daterangepicker.css"/>

Next, let’s wrap the code to render a chart into the drawChart function, which is going to accept two arguments: start date and end date.

var drawChart = function(startDate, endDate) {
      measures: ["Orders.count"],
      timeDimensions: [
          dimension: "Orders.createdAt",
          granularity: `day`,
          dateRange: [startDate, endDate]
    .then(resultSet => {
      if (window.chart) {
        window.chart.data = data;
      } else {
        window.chart = new Chart(document.getElementById("chart-canvas"), 
          type: "line",
          options: options,
          data: data

Besides making the dateRange dynamic, we’re also saving the current chart into windows.chart so we can update it later when we need to re-render the chart.

Finally, we can add an input to our html body and make it a date range picker:

<input name="dates" />
const START_DATE = "08/01/2019";
const END_DATE = "09/01/2019";

    startDate: START_DATE,
    endDate: END_DATE
  function(start, end) {
    drawChart(start, end);

That is it! Now we have a fully working dynamic and interactive chart. You can select different dates from the date picker and see how the chart is changing.

_Final product!_

If you have any questions about this tutorial or about Cube.js in general—feel free to ping me in the Slack Cube.js Community.

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How to create dynamic visualizations with Cube.js and Chart.js

NBB: Ad-hoc CLJS Scripting on Node.js


Not babashka. Node.js babashka!?

Ad-hoc CLJS scripting on Node.js.


Experimental. Please report issues here.

Goals and features

Nbb's main goal is to make it easy to get started with ad hoc CLJS scripting on Node.js.

Additional goals and features are:

  • Fast startup without relying on a custom version of Node.js.
  • Small artifact (current size is around 1.2MB).
  • First class macros.
  • Support building small TUI apps using Reagent.
  • Complement babashka with libraries from the Node.js ecosystem.


Nbb requires Node.js v12 or newer.

How does this tool work?

CLJS code is evaluated through SCI, the same interpreter that powers babashka. Because SCI works with advanced compilation, the bundle size, especially when combined with other dependencies, is smaller than what you get with self-hosted CLJS. That makes startup faster. The trade-off is that execution is less performant and that only a subset of CLJS is available (e.g. no deftype, yet).


Install nbb from NPM:

$ npm install nbb -g

Omit -g for a local install.

Try out an expression:

$ nbb -e '(+ 1 2 3)'

And then install some other NPM libraries to use in the script. E.g.:

$ npm install csv-parse shelljs zx

Create a script which uses the NPM libraries:

(ns script
  (:require ["csv-parse/lib/sync$default" :as csv-parse]
            ["fs" :as fs]
            ["path" :as path]
            ["shelljs$default" :as sh]
            ["term-size$default" :as term-size]
            ["zx$default" :as zx]
            ["zx$fs" :as zxfs]
            [nbb.core :refer [*file*]]))

(prn (path/resolve "."))

(prn (term-size))

(println (count (str (fs/readFileSync *file*))))

(prn (sh/ls "."))

(prn (csv-parse "foo,bar"))

(prn (zxfs/existsSync *file*))

(zx/$ #js ["ls"])

Call the script:

$ nbb script.cljs
#js {:columns 216, :rows 47}
#js ["node_modules" "package-lock.json" "package.json" "script.cljs"]
#js [#js ["foo" "bar"]]
$ ls


Nbb has first class support for macros: you can define them right inside your .cljs file, like you are used to from JVM Clojure. Consider the plet macro to make working with promises more palatable:

(defmacro plet
  [bindings & body]
  (let [binding-pairs (reverse (partition 2 bindings))
        body (cons 'do body)]
    (reduce (fn [body [sym expr]]
              (let [expr (list '.resolve 'js/Promise expr)]
                (list '.then expr (list 'clojure.core/fn (vector sym)

Using this macro we can look async code more like sync code. Consider this puppeteer example:

(-> (.launch puppeteer)
      (.then (fn [browser]
               (-> (.newPage browser)
                   (.then (fn [page]
                            (-> (.goto page "https://clojure.org")
                                (.then #(.screenshot page #js{:path "screenshot.png"}))
                                (.catch #(js/console.log %))
                                (.then #(.close browser)))))))))

Using plet this becomes:

(plet [browser (.launch puppeteer)
       page (.newPage browser)
       _ (.goto page "https://clojure.org")
       _ (-> (.screenshot page #js{:path "screenshot.png"})
             (.catch #(js/console.log %)))]
      (.close browser))

See the puppeteer example for the full code.

Since v0.0.36, nbb includes promesa which is a library to deal with promises. The above plet macro is similar to promesa.core/let.

Startup time

$ time nbb -e '(+ 1 2 3)'
nbb -e '(+ 1 2 3)'   0.17s  user 0.02s system 109% cpu 0.168 total

The baseline startup time for a script is about 170ms seconds on my laptop. When invoked via npx this adds another 300ms or so, so for faster startup, either use a globally installed nbb or use $(npm bin)/nbb script.cljs to bypass npx.


NPM dependencies

Nbb does not depend on any NPM dependencies. All NPM libraries loaded by a script are resolved relative to that script. When using the Reagent module, React is resolved in the same way as any other NPM library.


To load .cljs files from local paths or dependencies, you can use the --classpath argument. The current dir is added to the classpath automatically. So if there is a file foo/bar.cljs relative to your current dir, then you can load it via (:require [foo.bar :as fb]). Note that nbb uses the same naming conventions for namespaces and directories as other Clojure tools: foo-bar in the namespace name becomes foo_bar in the directory name.

To load dependencies from the Clojure ecosystem, you can use the Clojure CLI or babashka to download them and produce a classpath:

$ classpath="$(clojure -A:nbb -Spath -Sdeps '{:aliases {:nbb {:replace-deps {com.github.seancorfield/honeysql {:git/tag "v2.0.0-rc5" :git/sha "01c3a55"}}}}}')"

and then feed it to the --classpath argument:

$ nbb --classpath "$classpath" -e "(require '[honey.sql :as sql]) (sql/format {:select :foo :from :bar :where [:= :baz 2]})"
["SELECT foo FROM bar WHERE baz = ?" 2]

Currently nbb only reads from directories, not jar files, so you are encouraged to use git libs. Support for .jar files will be added later.

Current file

The name of the file that is currently being executed is available via nbb.core/*file* or on the metadata of vars:

(ns foo
  (:require [nbb.core :refer [*file*]]))

(prn *file*) ;; "/private/tmp/foo.cljs"

(defn f [])
(prn (:file (meta #'f))) ;; "/private/tmp/foo.cljs"


Nbb includes reagent.core which will be lazily loaded when required. You can use this together with ink to create a TUI application:

$ npm install ink


(ns ink-demo
  (:require ["ink" :refer [render Text]]
            [reagent.core :as r]))

(defonce state (r/atom 0))

(doseq [n (range 1 11)]
  (js/setTimeout #(swap! state inc) (* n 500)))

(defn hello []
  [:> Text {:color "green"} "Hello, world! " @state])

(render (r/as-element [hello]))


Working with callbacks and promises can become tedious. Since nbb v0.0.36 the promesa.core namespace is included with the let and do! macros. An example:

(ns prom
  (:require [promesa.core :as p]))

(defn sleep [ms]
   (fn [resolve _]
     (js/setTimeout resolve ms))))

(defn do-stuff
   (println "Doing stuff which takes a while")
   (sleep 1000)

(p/let [a (do-stuff)
        b (inc a)
        c (do-stuff)
        d (+ b c)]
  (prn d))
$ nbb prom.cljs
Doing stuff which takes a while
Doing stuff which takes a while

Also see API docs.


Since nbb v0.0.75 applied-science/js-interop is available:

(ns example
  (:require [applied-science.js-interop :as j]))

(def o (j/lit {:a 1 :b 2 :c {:d 1}}))

(prn (j/select-keys o [:a :b])) ;; #js {:a 1, :b 2}
(prn (j/get-in o [:c :d])) ;; 1

Most of this library is supported in nbb, except the following:

  • destructuring using :syms
  • property access using .-x notation. In nbb, you must use keywords.

See the example of what is currently supported.


See the examples directory for small examples.

Also check out these projects built with nbb:


See API documentation.

Migrating to shadow-cljs

See this gist on how to convert an nbb script or project to shadow-cljs.



  • babashka >= 0.4.0
  • Clojure CLI >=
  • Node.js 16.5.0 (lower version may work, but this is the one I used to build)

To build:

  • Clone and cd into this repo
  • bb release

Run bb tasks for more project-related tasks.

Download Details:
Author: borkdude
Download Link: Download The Source Code
Official Website: https://github.com/borkdude/nbb 
License: EPL-1.0

#node #javascript

How To Create Dynamic Pie Chart In Laravel 8

Hello Friends,

In this tutorial I will show you how to create dynamic pie chart in laravel 8, Pie charts are use to representing data in graphics view, for creation of dynamic pie chart example you need to create model, controller, route, blade file and database, So if you will follow my tutorial step by step then defiantly you will get output of dynamic pie chart example.

So, let’s start.

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Einar  Hintz

Einar Hintz


Visualizing data with NGX-Charts in Angular

Data Science, Data Analytics, Big Data, these are the buzz words of today’s world. A huge amount of data is being generated and analyzed every day. So communicating the insights from that data becomes crucial. Charts help visualize the data and communicate the result of the analysis with charts, it becomes easy to understand the data.

There are a lot of libraries for angular that can be used to build charts. In this blog, we will look at one such library, NGX-Charts. We will see how to use it in angular and how to build data visualizations.

What we will cover:

  1. Installing ngx-chart.

  2. Building a vertical bar graph.

  3. Building a pie chart.

  4. Building an advanced pie chart.

A brief introduction about NGX-Charts

NGX-Chart charting framework for angular2+. It’s open-source and maintained by Swimlane.

NGX-Charts does not merely wrap d3, nor any other chart engine for that matter. It is using Angular to render and animate the SVG elements with all of its binding and speed goodness and uses d3 for the excellent math functions, scales, axis and shape generators, etc. By having Angular do all of the renderings it opens us up to endless possibilities the Angular platform provides such as AoT, Universal, etc.

NGX-Charts supports various chart types like bar charts, line charts, area charts, pie charts, bubble charts, doughnut charts, gauge charts, heatmap, treemap, and number cards.

Installation and Setup

1. Install the ngx-chart package in your angular app.

npm install @swimlane/ngx-charts --save

2. At the time of installing or when you serve your application is you get an error:

ERROR in The target entry-point "@swimlane/ngx-charts" has missing dependencies: - @angular/cdk/portal

You also need to install angular/cdk

npm install @angular/cdk --save

3. Import NgxChartsModule from ‘ngx-charts’ in AppModule

4. NgxChartModule also requires BrowserAnimationModule. Import is inAppModule.


import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import { NgxChartsModule }from '@swimlane/ngx-charts';
import { BrowserAnimationsModule } from '@angular/platform-browser/animations';
  declarations: [
  imports: [
  providers: [],
  bootstrap: [AppComponent]
export class AppModule { }

Amazing! Now we can start using ngx-chart component and build the graph we want.

In the AppComponent we will provide data that the chart will represent. It’s a sample data for vehicles on the road survey.

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How To Create Dynamic Pie Chart In Laravel

Today i will show you how to create dynamic pie chart in laravel, charts are use to representing data in graphics view, for creation of dynamic pie chart example you need to create route, controller, blade file and database, So if you will follow my tutorial step by step then definatly you will get output.

So, let’s start.

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How To Create Dynamic Bar Chart In Laravel

Today I will show you how to create dynamic bar chart in laravel, dynamic bar charts are use to representing data in graphics view, for creation of dynamic bar chart example you need to create route, controller, blade file and database, So if you will follow my tutorial step by step then definitely you will get output.

So, let’s start.

Read More : How To Create Dynamic Bar Chart In Laravel

Read Also : How To Create Dynamic Pie Chart In Laravel

Thanks for reading !!

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