Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bar plot in Python using Plotly

Step 1: Install plotly package if you haven't.

Follow this article: http://com.puter.tips/2017/02/install-plotly-package-in-python.html

Step 2: Set up your online credentials for plotly account.

2.1: Go to https://plot.ly/settings/api
2.2: Sign in/sign up.
2.3: Open https://plot.ly/settings/api (API Settings page) and click on Regenerate Key button. Copy the API key.


Step 3: Run the following command from Python.

import plotly
plotly.tools.set_credentials_file(username='DemoAccount', api_key='lr1c37zw81')

Replace username and api_key with your values.

Step 4: Try the following program.

import plotly.plotly as py
import plotly.graph_objs as go

data = [go.Bar(
            x=['giraffes', 'orangutans', 'monkeys'],
            y=[20, 14, 23]
    )]

py.iplot(data, filename='basic-bar')

Step 5: Run and see output.


Step 6: View your plot from plotly portal and share it with others.

Hover on your plot and click on view.