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A wordy but intuitive plotting library.

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Control your plots down to the pixel!
Ever have trouble moving a chart to the right? Moving your axis up? Getting rid of ticks? Then try out Plotxel!

It's wordy, slow, and unnecessary 99% of the time. But that 1%, you'll be glad you have Plotxel.


pip3 install plotxel


Example Image

from plotxel import Plotxel, Axis

x = Plotxel((800, 500))  # our main drawing canvas in x, y

# add some data as a series. The series name, the x data, and y data
series1 = [i for i in range(10)]
x.add_data('series1', series1, series1)
x.add_data('series2', [1, 2, 3, 4, 5], [1, 2, 3, 4, 5])

# left plot -- its name, type, and data it's linked to
plot1 = x.add_drawable("plot1", "Scatter", "series1")
plot1.title = 'Analysis of Goose Encounters'
plot1.pos = [60, 50]

# right plot and its position. Same data as plot1
plot2 = x.add_drawable("plot2", "Scatter", "series1")
# set a bunch of attributes at once!
# since the default plot size is 300px, 360 will place 10 blank pixels between the graphs
    pos=[450, 50],
    marker_fill_color=(255, 0, 0),
    title='Analysis of Goose Encounters (red)',

# add some axes, and link them to our plots. It will copy the size, position, scale, and limits of whichever plot it is linked to
ax1 = x.add_drawable("ax1", 'YAxis', link_to="plot1")
ax1.axis_offset = 10
ax1.title_offset = 25  # distance from the ticks. Will have an auto feature in the future!
ax1.title = "Near Death Experiences With Geese"

# all other axes, let's put them flush with the graph by changing the default
# defaults are copied at the time the object is initialized, so this won't affect ax1
Axis.defaults['axis_offset'] = -1
ax1b = x.add_drawable('ax1b', 'XAxis', link_to='plot1')

# you can keep setting attributes in bulk
ax1r = x.add_drawable('ax1r', 'YAxis', link_to='plot1', title_offset=20)
    title='Ax1 Right Title'

# or use the constructor!
ax2 = x.add_drawable("ax2", 'YAxis', link_to="plot2", title_offset=20, side='right', axis_offset=10)

ax3 = x.add_drawable("ax3", 'XAxis', link_to="plot2")
    title="Number of Freaking Geese",

# I think I would prefer axes to be blue!
Axis.defaults['color'] = (0, 0, 255)

plot3_attrs = {
    'pos': (60, 300),
    'ylim': [0, 10],
    'title': 'Near Death Experiences With Geese'
plot3 = x.add_drawable('bar1', 'Bar', 'series2')
# or unpack a dict

ax4 = x.add_drawable('ax4', 'YAxis', link_to="bar1", title='Near Death Experiences With Geese', title_offset=25)

# coming soon, Jupyter magic!

# or for SVG
# svg_html = x.draw()

# or for image  in BytesIO / save to filename
# x.render(filename='example2.png')

# quick test! another test

This program is being developed based on my own needs, and unfortunately I don't do a lot of plotting today, therefore I don't need a lot of features.

In any case, I'll be prioritizing features, up next is bar charts and histograms!

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