The Cairo Backend for Makie
To add CairoMakie to your environment, simply run the following in the REPL:
If you are using CairoMakie and GLMakie together, you can use each backend's
activate! function to switch between them.
GLMakie.activate!() # use GLMakie interactively CairoMakie.activate!() # save the scene as a vector graphic
Please file all issues in Makie.jl, and mention CairoMakie in the issue text.
CairoMakie is intended as a backend for static vector graphics at publication quality. Therefore, it does not support the interactive features of GLMakie and is slower when visualizing large amounts data. 3D plots are currently not available because of the inherent limitations of 2D vector graphics.
Makie overloads the FileIO interface, so you can save a Scene
save("filename.extension", scene). CairoMakie supports saving to PNG, PDF, SVG and EPS.
You can scale the size of the output figure, without changing its appearance by passing keyword arguments to
save. PNGs can be scaled by
px_per_unit (default 1) and vector graphics (SVG, PDF, EPS) can be scaled by
save("plot.svg", scene, pt_per_unit = 0.5) # halve the dimensions of the resulting SVG save("plot.png", scene, px_per_unit = 2) # double the resolution of the resulting PNG
Using CairoMakie with Gtk.jl
You can render onto a GtkCanvas using Gtk, and use that as a display for your scenes.
using Gtk, CairoMakie, AbstractPlotting canvas = @GtkCanvas() window = GtkWindow(canvas, "Makie", 500, 500) function drawonto(canvas, scene) @guarded draw(canvas) do _ resize!(scene, Gtk.width(canvas), Gtk.height(canvas)) screen = CairoMakie.CairoScreen(scene, Gtk.cairo_surface(canvas), getgc(canvas), nothing) CairoMakie.cairo_draw(screen, scene) end end scene = heatmap(rand(50, 50)) # or something drawonto(canvas, scene) show(canvas); # trigger rendering