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    The open source javascript graphing library that powers plotly
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    Plotly.js is a standalone Javascript data visualization library, and it also powers the Python and R modules named plotly in those respective ecosystems (referred to as and Plotly.R).

    Plotly.js can be used to produce dozens of chart types and visualizations, including statistical charts, 3D graphs, scientific charts, SVG and tile maps, financial charts and more.

    Contact us for Plotly.js consulting, dashboard development, application integration, and feature additions.

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    Quick start options

    Install with npm

    npm install plotly.js-dist

    and import plotly.js as

    import Plotly from 'plotly.js-dist'
    // Or using require,
    var Plotly = require('plotly.js-dist')

    Use the plotly.js CDN hosted by Fastly

    <!-- Latest compiled and minified plotly.js JavaScript -->
    <script src="" charset="utf-8"></script>
    <!-- OR use a specific plotly.js release (e.g. version 1.52.3) -->
    <script src="" charset="utf-8"></script>
    <!-- OR an un-minified version is also available -->
    <script src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

    and use the Plotly object in the window scope.

    Fastly supports Plotly.js with free CDN service.

    Download the latest release

    Latest Release on GitHub

    and use the plotly.js dist file(s). More info here.

    Read the Getting started page for more examples.


    Starting in v1.15.0, plotly.js ships with several partial bundles (more info here).

    Starting in v1.39.0, plotly.js publishes distributed npm packages with no dependencies. For example, run npm install plotly.js-geo-dist and add import Plotly from 'plotly.js-geo-dist'; to your code to start using the plotly.js geo package.

    If none of the distributed npm packages meet your needs, and you would like to manually pick which plotly.js modules to include, you'll first need to run npm install plotly.js and then create a custom bundle by using plotly.js/lib/core, and loading only the trace types that you need (e.g. pie or choropleth). The recommended way to do this is by creating a bundling file. For example, in CommonJS:

    // in custom-plotly.js
    var Plotly = require('plotly.js/lib/core');
    // Load in the trace types for pie, and choropleth
    module.exports = Plotly;

    Then elsewhere in your code:

    var Plotly = require('./path/to/custom-plotly');

    Alternatively you could browserify a custom bundle of desired trace modules e.g. pie and choropleth using npm run partial-bundle pie choropleth --name=custom

    Building plotly.js

    Building instructions using webpack, browserify and other build frameworks are in

    Bugs and feature requests

    Have a bug or a feature request? Please open a Github issue keeping in mind the issue guidelines. You may also want to read about how changes get made to Plotly.js


    Official plotly.js documentation is hosted at

    These pages are generated by the Plotly graphing-library-docs repo built with Jekyll and publicly hosted on GitHub Pages. For more info about contributing to Plotly documentation, please read through contributing guidelines.


    Please read through our contributing guidelines. Included are directions for opening issues, using plotly.js in your project and notes on development.


    • Follow @plotlygraphs on Twitter for the latest Plotly news.
    • Implementation help may be found on (tagged plotly-js) or on Stack Overflow (tagged plotly).
    • Developers should use the keyword plotly on packages which modify or add to the functionality of plotly.js when distributing through npm.


    This project is maintained under the Semantic Versioning guidelines.

    See the Releases section of our GitHub project for changelogs for each release version of plotly.js.

    Notable Contributors

    Plotly.js is at the core of a large and dynamic ecosystem with many contributors who file issues, reproduce bugs, suggest improvements, write code in this repo (and other upstream or downstream ones) and help users in the Plotly community forum. The following people deserve special recognition for their outsized contributions to this ecosystem:

    GitHub Twitter Status
    Alex C. Johnson @alexcjohnson Active, Maintainer
    Mojtaba Samimi @archmoj @solarchvision Active, Maintainer
    Antoine Roy-Gobeil @antoinerg Active, Maintainer
    Nicolas Kruchten @nicolaskruchten @nicolaskruchten Active
    Jon Mease @jonmmease @jonmmease Active
    Étienne Tétreault-Pinard @etpinard @etpinard Hall of Fame
    Mikola Lysenko @mikolalysenko @MikolaLysenko Hall of Fame
    Ricky Reusser @rreusser @rickyreusser Hall of Fame
    Dmitry Yv. @dy @DimaYv Hall of Fame
    Robert Monfera @monfera @monfera Hall of Fame
    Robert Möstl @rmoestl @rmoestl Hall of Fame
    Nicolas Riesco @n-riesco Hall of Fame
    Miklós Tusz @mdtusz @mdtusz Hall of Fame
    Chelsea Douglas @cldougl Hall of Fame
    Ben Postlethwaite @bpostlethwaite Hall of Fame
    Chris Parmer @chriddyp Hall of Fame
    Alex Vados @alexander-daniel Hall of Fame

    Code and documentation copyright 2021 Plotly, Inc.

    Code released under the MIT license.

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