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Does Vega-Lite require Vega?


#1

I’ve seen several vega-lite.js notebooks, and forked one for my own use.

But all appear to require vega.js. So Does Vega-Lite require Vega?


#2

Yep, Vega-Lite is a higher-level style of building charts that compiles down to Vega specifications and is turned into SVG/Canvas by Vega. The -Lite in the name (afaict) refers more to ‘you don’t have to write as much’ rather than ‘a smaller library’ - vega-lite requires vega.