ANN: Bokeh 0.8 released

Bryan Van de Ven bryanv at
Tue Feb 17 18:07:13 CET 2015

Hi all,

We are excited to announce the release of version 0.8 of Bokeh, an interactive web plotting library for Python... and other languages!  This release includes many major new features:

* New and updated language bindings: R, JavaScript, Julia, Scala, and Lua now available
* More bokeh-server features geared towards production deployments
* Live gallery of server examples and apps!
* Simpler, more easily extensible design for charts API, plus new Horizon chart
* New build automation and substantial documentation improvements
* Shaded grid bands, configurable hover tool, and pan/zoom for categorical plots
* Improved and more robust crossfilter application
* AjaxDataSource for clients to stream data without a Bokeh server

In addition, many smaller bugfixes and features, both old and new---over 100 issues---were closed for this release! See the CHANGELOG for full details. 

Perhaps the biggest news of this release is the long awaited arrival of rbokeh (, which brings native bindings for Bokeh to the R language. You see more details and examples about the release at:

If you are using Anaconda, you can install with conda:

       conda install bokeh

Alternatively, you can install with pip:

       pip install bokeh

Developer builds are also now made available to get features in the hands of interested users more quickly. See the Developer Builds section in the documentation for more details. 

BokehJS is also available by CDN for use in standalone Javascript applications:


Please note that the file layout on CDN has changed slightly (however all older releases will always be available at their original locations).

Finally, BokehJS is also installable with the Node Package Manager

Issues, enhancement requests, and pull requests can be made on the Bokeh Github page:

Questions can be directed to the Bokeh mailing list: bokeh at

Thank you for your attention!

Bryan Van de Ven 
Continuum Analytics
bryanv at

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