Okay so there's this beautiful library called MPAndroidChart by Philipp Jahoda which has become very popular amongst Android developers, and in the meanwhile there's no decent charting solution for iOS.
An amazing feature of this library now, for Android, iOS, tvOS and OSX, 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...)
Charts alternatives and similar libraries
Based on the "UI" category.
Alternatively, view Charts alternatives based on common mentions on social networks and blogs.
9.8 0.0 L5 Charts VS Animated Tab Bar:octocat: RAMAnimatedTabBarController is a Swift UI module library for adding animation to iOS tabbar items and icons. iOS library made by @Ramotion
9.8 0.0 L4 Charts VS folding-cell:octocat: 📃 FoldingCell is an expanding content cell with animation made by @Ramotion
9.6 0.0 L2 Charts VS PagemenuA paging menu controller built from other view controllers placed inside a scroll view (like Spotify, Windows Phone, Instagram)
9.6 0.0 L5 Charts VS SwipeCellKitSwipeable UITableViewCell/UICollectionViewCell based on the stock Mail.app, implemented in Swift.
9.6 3.0 L2 Charts VS MacawPowerful and easy-to-use vector graphics Swift library with SVG support
9.6 1.4 L2 Charts VS SwiftMessagesA very flexible message bar for iOS written in Swift.
9.5 9.2 L1 Charts VS Material Components for iOS[In maintenance mode] Modular and customizable Material Design UI components for iOS
9.4 9.2 Charts VS SPPermissionUniversal API for request permission and get its statuses.
9.4 0.0 L4 Charts VS ActiveLabelUILabel drop-in replacement supporting Hashtags (#), Mentions (@) and URLs (http://) written in Swift
9.3 0.0 L2 Charts VS PopupDialogA simple, customizable popup dialog for iOS written in Swift. Replaces UIAlertController alert style.
9.2 1.0 L5 Charts VS KMNavigationBarTransitionA drop-in universal library helps you to manage the navigation bar styles and makes transition animations smooth between different navigation bar styles while pushing or popping a view controller for all orientations. And you don't need to write any line of code for it, it all happens automatically.
9.2 0.0 L4 Charts VS Whisper:mega: Whisper is a component that will make the task of display messages and in-app notifications simple. It has three different views inside
9.2 0.0 L5 Charts VS PerseiAnimated top menu for UITableView / UICollectionView / UIScrollView written in Swift
9.2 0.0 L5 Charts VS StarWars.iOSThis component implements transition animation to crumble view-controller into tiny pieces.
9.1 0.0 L5 Charts VS CircleMenu:octocat: ⭕️ CircleMenu is a simple, elegant UI menu with a circular layout and material design animations. Swift UI library made by @Ramotion
9.1 0.8 L4 Charts VS XLActionControllerFully customizable and extensible action sheet controller written in Swift
9.1 0.0 L5 Charts VS PaperOnboarding:octocat: PaperOnboarding is a material design UI slider. Swift UI library by @Ramotion
9.1 0.0 L5 Charts VS RazzleDazzleA simple keyframe-based animation framework for iOS, written in Swift. Perfect for scrolling app intros.
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Version 4.0.0, 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
- Chart in Swift - Setting Up a Basic Line Chart Using iOS Charts(Alex Nagy)
- Charts Framework in SwiftUI - Bar Chart (Stewart Lynch)
- 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
- Creating a Radar Chart in Swift (David Piper)
- Plotting in IOS using Charts framework with SwiftUI (Evgeny Basisty)
- Set Up a Basic Bar Chart Using iOS-Charts (Penny Huang)
- iOS-Charts Tutorial: Highlight Selected Value With a Custom Marker (Penny Huang)
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" == 4.0.0 github "danielgindi/Charts" ~> 4.0.0
In order to build the binaries for a new release, use
carthage build --no-skip-current && carthage archive Charts.
Swift Package Manager Install
Swift Package Manager
dependencies: [ .package(url: "https://github.com/danielgindi/Charts.git", .upToNextMajor(from: "4.0.0")) ]
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
- 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.
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