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How to download plotly users's public graphs and data with R.

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Download Plotly Graphs into R

Download Plotly figures directly into R with api_download_plot(). This takes the plot_id and the username as arguments.

For example, to download into R, call:

fig <- api_download_plot("559", "cpsievert")

Edit Downloaded Graph

Once the figure is downloaded, you can edit it like any plotly object. This will create a new figure unless you specify the same filename as the figure that you downloaded.

p <- layout(fig, title = paste("Modified on ", Sys.time()))

Adding a trace to a subplot figure

fig <- api_download_plot("6343", "chelsea_lyn")

p <- add_lines(fig, x = c(1, 2), y = c(1, 2), xaxis = "x2", yaxis = "y2")


See help("api")

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