7 Best Github Style Calendar Heatmap Plugins In JavaScript

by jQueryScript,

If you are looking for something to visualize the time series data and make it more readable, this article might give you some inspiration.

GitHub, the website that powers software development, uses a contributions calendar to display activity across the month. It's a great way of showing the volume of contribution activity in a given month. This type of calendar also shows users how people contribute to each project, especially how many contributors contribute how many times in a certain period of time. It's quite easy to fall in love with the tool when you start working with it due to its simplicity and fantastic features.

Github contributions calendar

If you want to create a Github contributions calendar-style heatmap graph from your own time series data, one option is to write a jQuery or JavaScript plugin yourself. The other is to find an existing solution. This post compares seven of the best available, so you can sort through them to find the one that works best for your needs. Let's get started.

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Best jQuery Calendar Heatmap Plugins

1. Github Like jQuery Data Visualization Plugin - Glance Year

Glance Year is a jQuery data visualization plugin which helps you generate a Github contribution graph style calendar heatmap from a JS data array.

Github Like jQuery Data Visualization Plugin - Glance Year

[Demo] [Download]


2. jQuery Plugin For Github Style Heatmap Calendar - Contribution Graph

A jQuery plugin that renders a Github style, SVG based calendar heatmap for user profiles to represent time series data. Inspired by Github's contribution calendar graph.

jQuery Plugin For Github Style Heatmap Calendar - Contribution Graph

[Demo] [Download]


3. Github Style Calendar Heatmap In jQuery

Just another jQuery plugin that dynamically renders a calendar heatmap (year view) to visualize time series data (like activities, contribution) similar to Github contribution graph.

Github Style Calendar Heatmap In jQuery

[Demo] [Download]


4. Github Style Heatmap Graph Plugin With jQuery - Calmosaic

Calmosaic (Calendar Mosaic) is a jQuery plugin that dynamically renders a customizable calendar heatmap for representing time series data. Inspired by Github's contribution chart.

Github Style Heatmap Graph Plugin With jQuery - Calmosaic

[Demo] [Download]


5. Github Inspired Punchcard Graph Plugin For jQuery - punchcard.js

punchcard.js is a jQuery plugin for creating Github-inspired dynamic punchcard graph to visualize the user activity on your web app.

Github Inspired Punchcard Graph Plugin For jQuery - punchcard.js

[Demo] [Download]


Best Vanilla JS Calendar Heatmap Libraries

1. Github Style Contribution Graph In JavaScript – Heatmap.js

A JavaScript library to generate a Github contribution graph like heatmap for displaying user activity.

Github Style Contribution Graph In JavaScript – Heatmap.js

[Demo] [Download]


2. Easy Calendar Heatmap Web Component – contributions-calendar.js

A JavaScript library that helps you create a Github-style calendar heatmap (aka contributions calendar) to visualize time series data.

Easy Calendar Heatmap Web Component – contributions-calendar.js

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

The seven plugins in this post offer a broad diversity in their method of presenting your data for analysis, as well as the capabilities of the calendar heatmaps. In particular, we were wowed by how dynamic and interactive most of them are, and how easy they are to customize through available options or custom CSS styling. All of these plugins will lend a hand if you’re looking to create the next Github-inspired calendar heatmap graph. Enjoy.

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