Simple HTML5 Charts using the canvas element


You can download the latest version of Chart.js from the GitHub releases or use a Chart.js CDN.

To install via npm:

npm install chart.js --save

To install via bower:

bower install chart.js --save

Selecting the Correct Build

Chart.js provides two different builds for you to choose: Stand-Alone Build, Bundled Build.

Stand-Alone Build


  • dist/Chart.js
  • dist/Chart.min.js

The stand-alone build includes Chart.js as well as the color parsing library. If this version is used, you are required to include Moment.js before Chart.js for the functionality of the time axis.

Bundled Build


  • dist/Chart.bundle.js
  • dist/Chart.bundle.min.js

The bundled build includes Moment.js in a single file. You should use this version if you require time axes and want to include a single file. You should not use this build if your application already included Moment.js. Otherwise, Moment.js will be included twice which results in increasing page load time and possible version compatability issues.


You can find documentation at The markdown files that build the site are available under /docs. Previous version documentation is available at


Before submitting an issue or a pull request, please take a moment to look over the contributing guidelines first. For support using Chart.js, please post questions with the chartjs tag on Stack Overflow.


Instructions on building and testing Chart.js can be found in the documentation.


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Chart.js is available under the MIT license.