Show Sidebar Hide Sidebar # Carpet Plots in Python

How to make carpet plots in Python with Plotly.

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#### Version Check¶

Plotly's python package is updated frequently. Run pip install plotly --upgrade to use the latest version.

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import plotly
plotly.__version__

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'2.4.1'

### Set X and Y Coordinates¶

To set the x and y coordinates use x and y attributes. If x coordindate values are ommitted a cheater plot will be created. The plot below has a y array specified but requires a and b parameter values before an axis may be plotted.

In :
import plotly.graph_objs as go
import plotly.plotly as py

trace1 = go.Carpet(
y = [2, 3.5, 4, 3, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 10]
)

data = [trace1]

fig = go.Figure(data = data)
url = py.plot(fig, filename = "carpet/basic")


### Add Parameter Values¶

To save parameter values use the a and b attributes.

In :
import plotly.graph_objs as go
import plotly.plotly as py

trace1 = go.Carpet(
a = [4, 4, 4, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6],
b = [1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3],
y = [2, 3.5, 4, 3, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 10]
)

data = [trace1]

fig = go.Figure(data = data)
py.iplot(fig, filename = "carpet/add-parameters")

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### Add A and B axis¶

Use aaxis or baxis list to make changes to the axes. For a more detailed list of attributes refer to R reference.

In :
import plotly.graph_objs as go
import plotly.plotly as py

trace1 = go.Carpet(
a = [4, 4, 4, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6],
b = [1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3],
y = [2, 3.5, 4, 3, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 10],
aaxis = dict(
tickprefix = 'a = ',
ticksuffix = 'm',
smoothing = 1,
minorgridcount = 9,
),
baxis = dict(
tickprefix = 'b = ',
ticksuffix = 'pa',
smoothing = 1,
minorgridcount = 9,
)
)

data = [trace1]

fig = go.Figure(data = data)
py.iplot(fig, filename = "carpet/add-axes")

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### Alternate input format¶

The data arrays x, y may either be specified as one-dimensional arrays of data or as arrays of arrays. If one-dimensional, then x, y, a, and b should all be the same length. If x and y are arrays of arrays, then the length of a should match the inner dimension and the length of b the outer dimension. The plot below represents the same plot as those above.

In :
import plotly.graph_objs as go
import plotly.plotly as py

trace1 = go.Carpet(
a = [4, 4.5, 5, 6],
b = [1, 2, 3],
y = [[2, 3, 5.5, 8],
[3.5, 4.5, 6.5, 8.5],
[4, 5, 7.5, 10]]
)

data = [trace1]

fig = go.Figure(data = data)
py.iplot(fig, filename = "carpet/input-format")

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### Cheater plot layout¶

The layout of cheater plots is not unique and depends upon the cheaterslope and axis cheatertype parameters. If x is not specified, each row of the x array is constructed based on the the formula a + cheaterslope * b, where a and b are either the value or the integer index of a and b respectively, depending on the corresponding axis cheatertype. Although the layout of the axis below is different than the plots above, it represents the same data as the axes above.

In :
import plotly.graph_objs as go
import plotly.plotly as py

trace1 = go.Carpet(
a = [4, 4.5, 5, 6],
b = [1, 2, 3],
y = [[2, 3, 5.5, 8],
[3.5, 4.5, 6.5, 8.5],
[4, 5, 7.5, 10]],
cheaterslope = -5,
aaxis = dict(cheatertype = 'index'),
baxis = dict(cheatertype = 'value')
)

data = [trace1]

fig = go.Figure(data = data)
py.iplot(fig, filename = "carpet/cheater-layout")

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### Style A and B axis¶

In :
import plotly.graph_objs as go
import plotly.plotly as py

trace1 = go.Carpet(
a = [4, 4, 4, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6],
b = [1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3],
y = [2, 3.5, 4, 3, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 10],
aaxis = dict(
tickprefix = 'a = ',
ticksuffix = 'm',
smoothing = 1,
minorgridcount = 9,
minorgridwidth = 0.6,
minorgridcolor = 'white',
gridcolor = 'white',
color = 'white'
),
baxis = dict(
ticksuffix = 'Pa',
smoothing = 1,
minorgridcount = 9,
minorgridwidth = 0.6,
gridcolor = 'white',
minorgridcolor = 'white',
color = 'white'
)
)

data = [trace1]

layout = go.Layout(
plot_bgcolor = 'black',
paper_bgcolor = 'black',
xaxis = dict(
showgrid = False,
showticklabels = False
),
yaxis = dict(
showgrid = False,
showticklabels = False
)
)

fig = go.Figure(data = data, layout = layout)
py.iplot(fig, filename = "carpet/styled")

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### Add Points and Contours¶

To add points and lines see Carpet Scatter Plots or to add contours see Carpet Contour Plots

### Reference¶

See https://plot.ly/python/reference/#carpet for more information and chart attribute options! 