a visual interaction system

Vis.js is a dynamic, browser based visualization library. The library is designed to be easy to use, to handle large amounts of dynamic data, and to enable manipulation of and interaction with the data. The library consists of the components DataSet, Timeline, Network, Graph2d, and Graph3d.

The vis.js library is developed by Almende B.V, as part of CHAP. Vis.js runs fine on Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, IE9+, and most mobile browsers (with full touch support).

This site contains documentation, downloads and live examples of vis.js. The sourcecode of vis.js is available at Github. For questions, issues, and suggestions please use the issues section of the Github project.



npm install vis


bower install vis


Click here to download vis.js (version 3.7.2)


A basic example demonstrating how to use the vis.js timeline is shown below. See the gallery below for more examples.

<!doctype html>
  <link href="" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
  <script src=""></script>
  <div id="mytimeline"></div>

  <script type="text/javascript">
    // DOM element where the Timeline will be attached
    var container = document.getElementById('mytimeline');

    // Create a DataSet with data (enables two way data binding)
    var data = new vis.DataSet([
      {id: 1, content: 'item 1', start: '2013-04-20'},
      {id: 2, content: 'item 2', start: '2013-04-14'},
      {id: 3, content: 'item 3', start: '2013-04-18'},
      {id: 4, content: 'item 4', start: '2013-04-16', end: '2013-04-19'},
      {id: 5, content: 'item 5', start: '2013-04-25'},
      {id: 6, content: 'item 6', start: '2013-04-27'}

    // Configuration for the Timeline
    var options = {};

    // Create a Timeline
    var timeline = new vis.Timeline(container, data, options);
This gallery gives an idea of the features and possibilities of the library. The source code of the examples can be found in the examples directory.


The timeline from vis.js displays different types of data on a timeline.


The Network visualization visualizes graphs and networks with customizable styles.


The Graph2d visualizes bars and lines in time.


The Graph3d from vis.js visualizes three and four dimensional data.


Documentation is available here: Documentation


Copyright 2010-2014 Almende B.V.

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Vis.js may be distributed under either license.

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