C3.js Angular Tutorial

What is C3.js?

C3.js is a high-level API on top of D3.js. It has an active community for support, is highly customizable, and benefits from having great code reusability. It has a steep learning curve and is more limited when it comes to the number of charts offered.

What is Angular?

Angular is a popular open-source framework developed by Google for building dynamic web applications. It's part of a broader ecosystem that includes tools and libraries designed to work together to enable efficient development of high-quality applications. Angular is known for its robustness, scalability, and ability to create single-page applications (SPAs) that offer a smooth, native-like user experience. Angular has a component-based architecture, enabling great modularity. Additionally, it is great at syncing data between a view and a model. It can have a steep learning curve, but has a great community and high performance.

C3.js Angular Code Example

In this example, we'll demonstrate how to integrate the C3.js chart library with Angular to create dynamic and responsive charts. We will create a simple line chart component using C3.js.

Step 1: Setup Angular Project

First, ensure that you have Angular CLI installed. If not, you can install it using npm:

npm install -g @angular/cli

Next, create a new Angular project:

ng new angular-c3-example

Navigate into your project directory:

cd angular-c3-example

Step 2: Install C3.js and D3.js

C3.js is built on top of D3.js, so we need to install both libraries:

npm install c3 d3

Step 3: Include C3.js CSS

Add the C3.js stylesheet link to the angular.json file under the styles array:

"styles": [

Step 4: Create the Chart Component

Generate a new component for the chart:

ng generate component line-chart

In the line-chart.component.ts file, import C3 and D3 and implement the chart:

import { Component, OnInit } from '@angular/core';
import * as c3 from 'c3';
import * as d3 from 'd3';

 selector: 'app-line-chart',
 templateUrl: './line-chart.component.html',
 styleUrls: ['./line-chart.component.css']
export class LineChartComponent implements OnInit {

 constructor() { }

 ngOnInit() {

 generateChart() {
   const chart = c3.generate({
     bindto: '#chart',
     data: {
       columns: [
         ['data1', 30, 200, 100, 400, 150, 250],
         ['data2', 50, 20, 10, 40, 15, 25]

Then, add a div element for the chart in the line-chart.component.html file:

<div id="chart"></div>

Step 5: Include the Chart Component

Finally, add the line chart component to your app component template (app.component.html):


This will display the line chart when you run your Angular application.

Step 6: Running the Application

Start the development server with Angular CLI:

ng serve

Open your browser and navigate to http://localhost:4200/ to see the chart.

With these steps, you've successfully integrated C3.js charts into your Angular application. You can customize the chart data and options as needed for your project.

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