Welcome to vegawidget

Why “vegawidget”?

Ian Lyttle

The effort to bring Vega-Lite to the R community is collaborative; so it appropriate that the altair package be hosted by an organization. The altair R package uses the Altair Python package to create Vega-Lite specifications for interactive charts.

This group is named vegawidget, after the altair::vegawidget() function, which is used to render Vega and Vega-Lite chart specifications into HTML. In the not-so-distant future, this renderer will have its own package, also hosted by this organization.


For attribution, please cite this work as

Lyttle (2018, May 20). vegawidget: Welcome to vegawidget. Retrieved from https://vegawidget.rbind.io/posts/welcome/

BibTeX citation

  author = {Lyttle, Ian},
  title = {vegawidget: Welcome to vegawidget},
  url = {https://vegawidget.rbind.io/posts/welcome/},
  year = {2018}