Rapid plotting of Abstract and AxisArrays
Author haberdashPI
2 Stars
Updated Last
3 Years Ago
Started In
November 2018


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PlotAxes is intended to simplify the visualization of medium dimensional data (e.g. 4-5 dimensions max) during an interactive session. It is not intended as a full fledged plotting API for publication quality graphs.

It can be used to plot an AbstractArray or AxisArray. Supported backends are described in the documentation of PlotAxes.list_backends. With an AxisArray the axes will be properly labeled.

To use it, just call plotaxes, as follows.

using PlotAxes, AxisArrays, Gadfly # replace Gadfly with VegaLite or RCall as desired


This code results in the following figure:

2x5 heat map plots of random values

For more details, see the documentation for plotaxes (ala ? at the REPL).


This is working for display of data in my day-to-day work. It has a fairly minimal number of features, as it intended for my initial, rapid plotting, and I employ a specific backend for more detailed, publication quality figures. There are plenty of features that might be added or backends that could be implemented. In the long-term I would like to make the plotaxes command easily composable with the other features of each backend.

This project may not work well on newer versions of Julia, and I myself now use a different approach to plotting my data.

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