React + D3 = VX

vx is collection of reusable low-level visualization components. vx combines the power of d3 to generate your visualization with the benefits of react for updating the DOM.

Goal

The goal is to create a library of components you can use to make both your own resuable chart library or your slick custom one-off chart. vx is largely unopinionated and is meant to be build on top of. Keep your bundle sizes down and use only the packages you need.

How?

Under the hood, vx is using d3 for the calculations and math. If you're creating your own awesome chart library ontop of vx, it's easy to create a component api that hides d3 entirely. Meaning your team could create charts as easily as using reusable react components.

But why?

Mixing two mental models for updating the DOM is never a good time. Copy and pasting d3 code into componentDidMount() is just that. This collection of components lets you easily build your own reusable visualization charts or library without having to learn d3. No more selections or enter()/exit()/update().

FAQ

  1. What does vx stand for?

    vx stands for visualization components.

  2. Do you plan on supporting animation/transitions?

    yup!

  3. Do I have to use every package to make a chart?

    nope! pick and choose the packages you need.

  4. Can I use this to create my own library of charts for my team?

    Please do.

  5. I like using d3.

    Me too.