Saga is the backend required to run Vega. If you don't have one of those available, follow instructions in the (Saga readme)[https://github.com/VegaPublish/saga]. If setting up Saga seems like a daunting task, ask your local IT guru to do it for you :)
Vega is the editing environment which runs in the browser and makes editors happy. Lyra is the UI platform which Vega runs on.
The platform which Vega is built on is called
lyra. To start, install the
lyra command line interface:
npm install -g @lyra/cli
Then, run the setup wizard with:
You will be prompted for the dataset name associated with the Venue, the URL for the Saga backend API, and a couple of other things. Follow the instructions.
When completed, you have have a project folder with a new Vega instance.
cd to that folder and run
lyra start. Then open your browser and point it to the URL prompted to you in the terminal.
Congratulations, you have Vega running!