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Getting Started with plotly.js

Getting Started with plotly for JavaScript.


Download the minified plotly.js source code and dependencies.

Include the downloaded scripts before the end of the </head> tag in your HTML document:

	<script src="plotly-latest.min.js"></script>

Download plotly.js

plotly.js CDN

You can also use the ultrafast plotly.js CDN link. This CDN is graciously provided by the incredible team at Fastly.

               <script src=""></script>

Else, if you want to get a specific version of plotly.js, say 1.2.0:

               <script src=""></script>

Start plotting!

In your HTML document, create an empty DIV to draw the graph in:

<div id="tester" style="width:600px;height:250px;"></div>

Now you can make interactive plotly.js charts using Plotly.plot().

	TESTER = document.getElementById('tester');
	Plotly.plot( TESTER, [{
	x: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5],
	y: [1, 2, 4, 8, 16] }], {
	margin: { t: 0 } } );

Now you can pass Plotly.plot() either the ID of the DIV ("tester") or the DIV DOM element (TESTER).

Webpack user?

If you are a webpack user, you can use plotly.js the same as any other module, but you will see a warning that you are using a built library when webpack builds your bundle. We will keep searching for a way to make this better, but for now, it is equivalent to just adding a <script> tag to your page. If you are using dist/plotly.js, you will need to add <meta charset="utf-8" /> to the <head> of your page (generally a good practice in any case) to ensure some special characters used work correctly.

Hello World Example

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