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pandas-highcharts is a Python package which allows you to easily build Highcharts plots with pandas.DataFrame objects.

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What is it

pandas-highcharts is a Python package which allows you to easily build Highcharts plots with pandas.DataFrame objects.


  • pandas is the best tool to handle data in Python
  • pandas is able to produce matplotlib plots. They work pretty well but have two major drawbacks
    • Not very web friendly
    • Pretty ugly
  • Highcharts produce nice, interactive plot in your browser and is very complete


  • Same interface as DataFrame.plot
  • Following parameters are handled
    • data
    • x
    • y
    • kind
    • figsize
    • use_index
    • title
    • grid
    • legend
    • style
    • logx
    • logy
    • loglog
    • xticks
    • yticks
    • xlim
    • ylim
    • rot
    • fontsize
    • position
    • stacked
    • sort_columns
    • secondary_y
    • mark_right
  • Following parameters are not handled (yet) :
    • ax
    • ay
    • subplots
    • sharex
    • sharey
    • layout
    • colormap
    • colorbar
    • layout
    • table
    • yerr
    • xerr
    • kwds
  • You can specify those specific highcharts parameters:
    • tooltip
  • Static files (highcharts.js) are not embedded


Install the package using pip

pip install pandas-highcharts


Import it in your views

import pandas_highcharts
df = ... # create your dataframe here
chart = pandas_highcharts.serialize(df, render_to='my-chart', output_type='json')

In your templates

<div id="my-chart"></div>
<script type="text/javascript">
  new Highcharts.Chart({{chart|safe}});


See CONTRIBUTING.rst for information on how to contribute to pandas-highcharts.

More examples

Some examples are available on nbviewer.

Please read the doc for DataFrame.plot.

For example, with the following dataset:

import pandas as pd
from pandas_highcharts.core import serialize
from pandas.compat import StringIO
dat = """ts;A;B;C
2015-01-01 00:00:00;27451873;29956800;113
2015-01-01 01:00:00;20259882;17906600;76
2015-01-01 02:00:00;11592256;12311600;48
2015-01-01 03:00:00;11795562;11750100;50
2015-01-01 04:00:00;9396718;10203900;43
2015-01-01 05:00:00;14902826;14341100;53"""
df = pd.read_csv(StringIO(dat), sep=';', index_col='ts', parse_dates='ts')

# Basic line plot
chart = serialize(df, render_to="my-chart", title="My Chart")
# Basic column plot
chart = serialize(df, render_to="my-chart", title="Test", kind="bar")
# Basic column plot
chart = serialize(df, render_to="my-chart", title="Test", kind="barh")
# Plot C on secondary axis
chart = serialize(df, render_to="my-chart", title="Test", secondary_y = ["C"])
# Plot on a 1000x700 div
chart = serialize(df, render_to="my-chart", title="Test", figsize = (1000, 700))

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