nodejs streams for rxjs 7

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import rxjsStream from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/rxjs-stream';



This is a simple library for converting to and from NodeJS stream and RxJS 7.

This was created to fill the gap left by rx-node, which only works with rxjs 4.


npm install --save rxjs rxjs-stream


Writing to a stream.

import { rxToStream } from 'rxjs-stream';

let data = 'This is a bit of text to have some fun with';
let src = Rx.Observable.from(data.split(' '));

Writing objects to a stream

To write objects, you must pass in the ReadableOptions with objectMode to be true: { objectMode: true }

import { rxToStream } from 'rxjs-stream';

let data = 'This is a bit of text to have some fun with';
let wordObj = data.split(' ').map((text) => ({ text }));
let src = Rx.Observable.from(wordObj);
let stream = rxToStream(src, { objectMode: true });

Read from a stream

import { rxToStream, streamToStringRx } from 'rxjs-stream';

// Read stdin and make it upper case then send it to stdout
let ob = streamToStringRx(process.stdin).map((text) => text.toUpperCase());



It is recommended to buffer observable values before sending them to the stream. Node streams work better with fewer calls of a large amount of data than with many calls with a small amount of data.


import * as loremIpsum from 'lorem-ipsum';
import { rxToStream } from 'rxjs-stream';

let book = loremIpsum({ count: 1000, format: 'plain', units: 'paragraphs' });
let words = Rx.Observable.from(book.split(/\b/));
let wordsBuffered = words.bufferCount(1000).map((words) => words.join(''));
let stream = rxToStream(wordsBuffered);



This library is tested with Node 12 and above.

rx-stream RxJS Node
4.x 7.x >=12
3.x 6.x >=10