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    The open source javascript graphing library that powers plotly
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    Built on top of d3.js and, plotly.js is a high-level, declarative charting library. plotly.js ships with over 40 chart types, including scientific charts, 3D graphs, statistical charts, SVG 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');

    Non-ascii characters

    Important: the plotly.js code base contains some non-ascii characters. Therefore, please make sure to set the charset attribute to "utf-8" in the script tag that imports your plotly.js bundle. For example:

    <script src="my-plotly-bundle.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

    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 first read the issues guidelines.


    Official plotly.js documentation is hosted on

    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.
    • Follow @plotly_js on Twitter for plotly.js release updates.
    • 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.

    Clients for R, Python, Node, and MATLAB

    Open-source clients to the plotly.js APIs are available at these links:

    GitHub repo Getting started
    R / RStudio ropensci/plotly plotly/r/getting-started
    Python / Pandas / IPython notebook plotly/ plotly/python/getting-started
    MATLAB plotly/matlab-api plotly/matlab/getting-started
    node.js / Tonicdev / Jupyter notebook plotly/plotly-notebook-js



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