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WebGL vs SVG in R
Recent versions of the R package include the
toWebGL() function, which converts any eligible SVG graph into a WebGL plot. With WebGL, we can render way more elements in the browser.
WebGL with 50,000 points
library(plotly) p <- ggplot(data = diamonds, aes(x = carat, y = price, color = cut)) + geom_point(alpha = 0.01) p <- ggplotly(p) %>% toWebGL() # Create a shareable link to your chart # Set up API credentials: https://plot.ly/r/getting-started chart_link = plotly_POST(p, filename="webgl/1") chart_link