[Baypiggies] Interactive Visualization with Python

Mark Voorhies mvoorhie at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 4 19:35:35 CEST 2011

On Monday, April 04, 2011 10:19:56 am Abhishek Pratap wrote:
> Hi Guys
> I am just getting started with Python and coming from the perl background I
> am loving the neatness in the language. To give myself some incentive to
> learn py more quickly, I am wondering if there is a nice visualization
> toolkit I could use.  My requirements are as follows.
> 1. Scalable to render very big datasets ( ~ 1-5 million rows)
> 2. If possible some interactivity with the plots would be wonderful
> 3. Could be put on web if needed.
> If you guys could suggest a nice library/toolkit in python that could help
> me with the above points, it would sure help me climb the learning ladder
> faster.
> Thanks a lot!
> -Abhi

Matplotlib (http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/) scales well (I've tried it up to ~10^5 rows),
allows interactive plots (e.g., attach callbacks to mouse events on plotted points,
zoom and pan within a plot), and can export PNG and SVG for the web.


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