Installing the Library Using npm
As of version 7.2.0, the ChartIQ library archive contains a tarball (.tgz file) that enables you to install the charting library using npm.
To install the library
Obtain a copy of the library, and extract the archive (.zip file)
Copy the tarball (chartiq-x.x.x.tgz) to your project folder
Note: The folder must contain a package.json file.
Install the library from the tarball using npm, for example:
npm install ./chartiq-x.x.x.tgz
Your package.json file should now contain the following dependency:
Note: The chartiq dependency does not support version ranges using tilde or caret prefixes. When you upgrade the charting library — including patch releases — you must replace the installed version with the new version. We recommend that you always remove the old version of the chartiq package completely, and then install the new version, for example:
npm uninstall chartiq npm install ./chartiq-x.x.x.tgz
Including all necessary files
npm does not provide a way to load assets such as CSS and image files; you need to explicitly load them. You can use any solution you prefer, such as
src attributes, or module bundlers such as webpack.
Example webpack configuration
The chartiq folder of your library contains sample webpack configuration files, including webpack.config.js, package.json, and a src folder that contains sample-template-webpack.js and index.html. Together, these files can be used to create a bundle from the ChartIQ library.
To create the example webpack bundle, run the following commands from the chartiq directory of your library:
npm run build
See the Module Bundlers tutorial for more details.
Already using npm?
Already using npm?
If you had previously been using a custom solution to load the library as an npm package, you may need to revert your own solution to have everything working correctly. It may also be necessary to change any aliases that you have created. If you need any help migrating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.