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Plotly FigureWidget Overview in Python

Introduction to the new Plotly FigureWidget

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Create a Simple FigureWidget

Create an empty FigureWidget and then view it.

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import plotly.graph_objs as go

f = go.FigureWidget()

Add traces or update the layout and then watch the output above update in real time.

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f.add_scatter(y=[2, 1, 4, 3])
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f.add_bar(y=[1, 4, 3, 2])
In [6]:
f.layout.title = 'Hello FigureWidget'

Update the Data and the Layout

In [8]:
# update scatter data
scatter =[0]
scatter.y = [3, 1, 4, 3]
In [9]:
# update bar data
bar =[1]
bar.y = [5, 3, 2, 8]
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f.layout.title = 'This is a new title'

Construct a FigureWidget With Data and Layout Arguments

We can construct a FigureWidget with the same arguments that py.iplot and py.plot use in order to convert an example of the latter using go.FigureWidget and we can also use a FigureWidget in the argument of iplot.

Using Data and Layout:

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import plotly.offline as py

trace = go.Heatmap(z=[[1, 20, 30, 50, 1], [20, 1, 60, 80, 30], [30, 60, 1, -10, 20]],
                   x=['Monday', 'Tuesday', 'Wednesday', 'Thursday', 'Friday'],
                   y=['Morning', 'Afternoon', 'Evening'])
layout = go.Layout(title='Activity Heatmap')

f2 = go.FigureWidget(data,layout)

# two different ways to view f2