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Updating Plotly Graphs in R

R Filenames, folders, and updating Plotly graphs in the plotly cloud.

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## [1] '4.7.1'

Save Plot to Server

To create a plotly figure on a plotly server, use api_create().

p <- plot_ly(x = c(1, 2), y = c(1, 2))

Overwrite Plot

If you don't include a filename, a new plot will be made on your online plotly account. If you want to overwrite a plot (i.e., keep the graph served from the same plotly URL), specify a filename. This implicitly overwrites your plotly graph.

api_create(p, filename = "name-of-my-plotly-file")

Save your Plot in a Folder

If the filename contains "/", it will automatically create a plotly folder. This option is only available for Pro-Subscriptions

api_create(p, filename="r-docs-name-of-my-plotly-file")

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