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Streamtubes in Plotly with Python

September 15, 2018
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Streamtubes in Plotly with Python

🌟 Before we introduce this seriously cool visualization, we’d like to announce that plotly.py has surpassed 5 million downloads! Thank you for helping us reach this milestone! 🙌 Once Upon a Time 🕰 It was the year 2008. If you wanted to create 3-D plots for interactive scientific data visualization, the Mayavi Python library was your go-to. The charts may have looked...

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Cone Plots in Plotly with Python

July 10, 2018
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Cone Plots in Plotly with Python

Cone plots (also known as 3-D quiver plots) represent vector fields defined in some region of the 3-D space. A vector field associates to each point of coordinates (x, y, z) a vector of components (u, v, w). In this post, we’ll explore how Plotly’s cone plots can be used to visualize atmospheric wind 💨, magnetic fields, a trajectory of the...

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Three Fun Facts About Black Friday and Thanksgiving

November 24, 2015
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Three Fun Facts About Black Friday and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has been a national holiday in the United States since 1941 and Canada since 1957. Black Friday, while not an official holiday, marks the unofficial of the holiday shopping season. These three graphs show the increasing price of a pound of turkey, turkey production by U.S. state, and the the growing popularity of Black Friday. We made the...

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Three Fun Facts About Black Friday and Thanksgiving

November 24, 2015
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Three Fun Facts About Black Friday and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has been a national holiday in the United States since 1941 and Canada since 1957. Black Friday, while not an official holiday, marks the unofficial of the holiday shopping season. These three graphs show the increasing price of a pound of...

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Analyze Data: Five Ways You Can Make Interactive Maps

September 8, 2015
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Analyze Data: Five Ways You Can Make Interactive Maps

Plotly’s new map making tools let you tell stories about data as it relates to geography. This post shows five examples of how you can make and style choropleth, subplot, scatter, bubble, and line maps. We made these maps with our APIs for R and Python. In the future, we will also support maps from our web app. Let...

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Analyze Data: Five Ways You Can Make Interactive Maps

September 8, 2015
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Analyze Data: Five Ways You Can Make Interactive Maps

Plotly’s new map making tools let you tell stories about data as it relates to geography. This post shows five examples of how you can make and style choropleth, subplot, scatter, bubble, and line maps. We made these maps with our APIs for R and ...

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How to Analyze Data: 6 Useful Ways To Use Color In Graphs

August 5, 2015
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How to Analyze Data: 6 Useful Ways To Use Color In Graphs

Effectively using color means your graphs clearly communicate your data. This post shows how. We summarize and apply visualization research to real-world examples. You can make graphs like these with Plotly’s web app, or APIs for Python, MATLAB, and R. For users who want to securely share graphs and data within a team, or create interactive dashboards, contact us...

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How to Analyze Data: 6 Useful Ways To Use Color In Graphs

August 5, 2015
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How to Analyze Data: 6 Useful Ways To Use Color In Graphs

Effectively using color means your graphs clearly communicate your data. This post shows how. We summarize and apply visualization research to real-world examples. You can make graphs like these with Plotly’s web app, or APIs for Python, MATLAB, and R. For users who want to securely share graphs and data within a team, or make interactive dashboards, contact us...

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Online Dashboards: Eight Helpful Tips You Should Hear From Visualization Experts

July 8, 2015
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Online Dashboards: Eight Helpful Tips You Should Hear From Visualization Experts

“There is no such thing as information overload, only bad design” - Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics, and Computer Science at Yale University Edward Tufte The number of organizations working on data-driven projects increased by 125% in the past year. 44% of companies tackle big data “all the time.” 82% of executives call big data “important or mission critical.” How...

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3D Graphing & Maps For Excel, R, Python, & MATLAB: Gender & Jobs, a 3D Gaussian, Alcohol, & Random Walks

July 1, 2015
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3D Graphing & Maps For Excel, R, Python, & MATLAB: Gender & Jobs, a 3D Gaussian, Alcohol, & Random Walks

Showing a third dimension on a flat computer screen is usually hard. Plotly’s interactive 3D graphing changes that. You can zoom, toggle, pan, rotate, spin, see data on the hover, and more. In this post we’ll make 3D graphs with our APIs fo...

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