From the japanese word Maki-e, which is a technique to sprinkle lacquer with gold and silver powder. Data is the gold and silver of our age, so let's spread it out beautifully on the screen!
Please consider using the backends directly. As explained in the documentation, they re-export all of Makie's functionality. So, instead of installing Makie, just install e.g. GLMakie directly:
julia>] pkg> add GLMakie pkg> test GLMakie
Interactive example by AlexisRenchon:
Example from InteractiveChaos.jl
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