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# p5-Svelte: a quick and easy way to use p5 in Svelte! πΈπ§ββοΈ

Have you ever tried to throw p5 into a Svelte project? It's kinda a pain in the ass!

So guess what - I've done n made a component for the Svelte and p5 privy or intrigued to savor your sweet, generative teeth on.

Behold, p5-svelte

## π΄ Usage

Giving it the good ol' ball of yarn:

``````yarn add p5-svelte
``````
``````<script>
import P5 from 'p5-svelte'
</script>

<P5/>
``````

Run that and you should see the sketch we're about to make below π£ββοΈ

### Full Example πΏ

Let's implement the 10print algorithm (in the cover photo) using p5-svelte:

``````<script>
import P5 from 'p5-svelte';

/**
* a peeFive'd 10print algorithm
* @param {p5} p5 instance mode
*/
const sketch = (p5) => {
let x = 0;
let y = 0;
let size = 15;
let threshold = 0;

p5.setup = () => {
p5.createCanvas(400, 400);
};

p5.draw = () => {
p5.stroke(1);
threshold = p5.random(0.75);

if (threshold < 0.1) p5.line(x, y, x + size, y + size);
else if (0.505 > threshold > 0.5) p5.line(x, y, x, y + size);
else p5.line(x, y + size, x + size, y);

x = x + size;
if (x > p5.width) {
x = 0;
y = y + size;
}
};
};
</script>

<P5 {sketch} />

``````

Doing `npm run dev`, we're left with this beaut (give the gif a second to load if it's not showing up immediately):

## Use Svelte's Reactivity β»οΈ

This is my favorite aspect of this component. You can use all the shiny Svelte features to make reactive UIs bound to aspects of your p5 sketches with great DX. Maybe make an interactive web editor or some weird utility with powerful and intriguing UI interactions??

Here's a simple example of two Svelte inputs bound to the `width` and `height` of an ellipse in p5:

``````<script>
import P5 from 'p5-svelte';
let width = 55;
let height = 55;

const sketch = (p5) => {
p5.setup = () => {
p5.createCanvas(400, 400);
};

p5.draw = () => {
p5.ellipse(p5.width / 2, p5.height / 2, width, height);
};
};
</script>

<label>
Width
<input type="range" bind:value={width} min="100" max="1000" step="0.01" />
{width}
</label>
<label>
Height
<input type="range" bind:value={height} min="100" max="1000" step="0.01" />
{height}
</label>

<P5 {sketch} />
``````

## p5.js instance mode

You perhaps noticed it in the example, but Svelte doesn't allow us to globally expose the p5 library by installing it to the `window` (which is how p5 is commonly installed in vanilla js projects). Therefore, p5 must be used in instance mode with this component.

## Contributing

I would love some pull requests if anyone finds some areas of improvement and would like to contribute!
Go at it: p5-svelte repo on GitHub

Fun fact, this component was made using Svelte Actions.

## Discussion (7)

Paul Baisley

This looks great! However, I am getting this error when trying to run the example.

`Uncaught SyntaxError: The requested module '/node_modules/p5/lib/p5.min.js?v=3774f7dd' does not provide an export named 'default'`

Any ideas?

Tony Ketcham

Hi - apologies for the incredibly late reply but a new major version of `p5-svelte` has been released which should have fixed this!

Andrew Ewing

Nice! Canβt wait to build something with it.