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Custom element for rendering interactive data visualization with Vega and Vega-Lite.

@polymer-vis/vega-elements GitHub release Published on styled with prettier Typescript

@polymer-vis/vega-elements is a suite of custom elements to render and interact with [Vega]( and [Vega-Lite]( specifications and views.

More API documentation and Demos can be found on the web components page for vega-elements. More examples can also be found in the Github page.

Versions details
v3 is a breaking change, where the components are moved to npm, and developed in typescript and inherits from lit-element instead of polymer-element.

  • v3 Build with Typescript and inherits from Lit-Element (instead of Polymer-Element).
  • v2 Supports Polymer 2.0, Vega 3.0, and Vega-Lite 2.0
  • v1 Supports Polymer 1.0 and Vega 2.0


Currently, only vega-embed is available.

vega-embed is a custom element that wraps around the vega-embed micro-lib.



npm i @polymer-vis/vega-elements --save

Usage in html

<vega-embed spec="/path/to/some/vega/spec.json"></vega-embed>

Usage in online code sharing hosts (e.g. jsfiddle, gist, etc)

<!-- Import Vega 4 & Vega-Lite 2 (as needed) -->
<script src="[VERSION]"></script>
<script src="[VERSION]"></script>

<!-- Load a bundled version of vega-embed custom element with jsdelivr -->
<script src=""></script>

<vega-embed spec="/path/to/some/vega/spec.json"></vega-embed>

// create a new vega-embed element programmatically
const ele = new VegaElements.VegaEmbed();
// set attribute
ele.setAttribute("show-export", true);
// set property
ele.showSource = true;
// set some spec
ele.spec = {...};
// attach to DOM

Usage with lit-html

// import lit-html
import {render, html} from "lit-html";

// import the vega-embed element
import "./node_modules/vega-elements/vega-embed.js";

// vega-lite specification
conse scatterplot = {
  "$schema": "",
  "description": "A scatterplot showing horsepower and miles per gallons for various cars.",
  "data": {"url": "data/cars.json"},
  "mark": {"type": "point", "tooltip": {"content": "data"}},
  "encoding": {
    "x": {"field": "Horsepower", "type": "quantitative"},
    "y": {"field": "Miles_per_Gallon", "type": "quantitative"},
    "tooltip": [
      {"field": "Horsepower", "type": "quantitative"},
      {"field": "Miles_per_Gallon", "type": "quantitative"}

// create the factory method to create a html template result
const embedTmpl = (spec, opts) => html`<vega-embed spec=${spec} opts=${opts}></vega-embed>`;

// render the template result to document body
render(embedTmpl(scatterplot, {tooltip: true, renderer: "canvas"}), document.body);

UMD bundles

vega-elements provides 2 pre-build UMD distributions (under the named scope VegaElements) for vega-embed custom element.

  • ./dist/vega-embed.min.js: Minimal bundle with only @polymer/lit-element and @polymer-vis/vega-elements. Vega, Vega-Lite, and vega-embed should be imported separately.

  • ./dist/vega-embed.bundled.min.js: Bundle with @polymer/lit-element, vega-embed, and @polymer-vis/vega-elements. Vega or/and Vega-Lite should be imported separately.


PolymerVis is a personal project and is NOT in any way affliated with Vega, Vega-Lite, Polymer or Google.


Link to this version
ImportedReleased 29 October 2018MIT License
Framework Support
Polymer 3.0+
Also supported:
Polymer 1 (1.0.5)Polymer 2 (2.0.3)
Browser Independent
Install with
npm install @polymer-vis/vega-elements"@3.0.4"
Run the above npm command in your project folder. If you have any issues installing, please contact the author.
Release notes - Version 3.0.4


  • @polymer/lit-element#^0.6.1
  • @polymer/polymer#^3.1.0
  • vega-embed#^3.18.2