Multivec Tracks for HiGlass

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import higlassMultivec from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/higlass-multivec';


Multivec Tracks for HiGlass

Display genome-wide multivec tracks in HiGlass!

HiGlass Travis

This is the source code for multivec tracks in HiGlass only; for the rest of HiGlass, see these repositories:


npm install higlass-multivec


The live scripts can be found at:

There are three types of tracks to choose from:


Configure the track in your view config; you should be all set from here!

    "type": "horizontal-stacked-bar",
    "tilesetUid": "my-multivec-db",
    "server": "http://test1.resgen.io/api/v1",
       "height": 200,
       "width": 470,
       "options": {
           "labelPosition": "topLeft",
           "labelColor": "black",
           "labelTextOpacity": 0.4,
           "valueScaling": "exponential",
           "trackBorderWidth": 0,
           "trackBorderColor": "black",
           "heatmapValueScaling": "log",
           "name": "all.KL.bed.multires.mv5",
           "scaledHeight": true,
           "backgroundColor": "white",
           "sortLargestOnTop": true,

For an example, see src/index.html.

ECMAScript Modules (ESM)

We also build out ES modules for usage by applications who may need to import or use higlass-multivec as a component.

Whenever have a statement such as the following, assuming higlass-multivec is in your node_modules folder:

import { StackedBarTrack } from 'higlass-multivec';

Then StackedBarTrack would automatically be imported from the ./es directory (set via package.json's "module" value). Can also import component(s) directly, especially if only need to use one or two, e.g.:

import { StackedBarTrack } from 'higlass-multivec/es/StackedBarTrack';

To use this then along with HiGlassComponent, assuming you are developing with React either in an environment where window is available (client-side), use via the following:

import React from 'react';
import { StackedBarTrack } from 'higlass-multivec/es/StackedBarTrack';
import { HiGlassComponent } from 'higlass/dist/hglib';
import { default as higlassRegister } from 'higlass-register';

// Call this sometime before we render out MyComponent below (synchronous)
    name: 'StackedBarTrack',
    track: StackedBarTrack,
    config: StackedBarTrack.config,


function MyComponent(props){
    const { viewConfig, options, width, height, ...otherProps } = props;
    return (
        <div className="container">
            <HiGlassComponent {...{ viewConfig, options, width, height }} />
MyComponent.defaultProps = { ... };

    <MyComponent {...someData} />,

Minor Background Info



To run the test suite:

npm run test-watch


$ git clone https://github.com/hms-dbmi/higlass-multivec.git
$ cd higlass-multivec
$ npm install

If you have a local copy of higlass, you can then run this command in the higlass-multivec directory:

npm link higlass


  • Developmental server: npm start
  • Production build: npm run build