Parser API

The Vega parser accepts a Vega JSON specification as input and generates a runtime dataflow description as output.

Parser API Reference

# vega.parse(specification[, config]) <>

Parses a Vega JSON specification as input and produces a reactive dataflow graph description for a visualization. The output description uses the JSON format of the vega-runtime module. To create a visualization, use the runtime dataflow description as the input to a Vega View instance.

The optional config object provides visual encoding defaults for marks, scales, axes and legends. Different configuration settings can be used to change choices of layout, color, type faces, font sizes and more to realize different chart themes.

In addition to passing configuration options to this parse method, Vega JSON specifications may also include a top-level "config" block specifying configuration properties. Configuration options defined within a Vega JSON file take precedence over those provided to the parse method.