All Tools

This page lists OSS libraries for visualizing data in Python. If you see any missing Python tools, please open a PR for tools.yml. Tools are sorted in each category according to their total downloads (pypi + conda) per month when added to the list. Note that conda downloads are computed by summing total downloads across the defaults channel, conda-forge, and bioconda; data for other channels is not currently included. Also note that the stars, contributors, license and PyPi downloads badges are cached to prevent users hitting the badges rate limits. Caching fails occasionally for some PyPi downloads badges, in which case their live counterpart is instead displayed (identified by a grey background).

Last updated: July 16, 2024

Core

Python libraries on which multiple higher-level libraries are built.

Name Stars Contributors Downloads License Docs PyPI Conda Sponsors Built on
matplotlib
plotly.py
bokeh

High-Level Shared API

Libraries sharing the Pandas .plot() API, built upon the core Python or JS libraries.

Name Stars Contributors Downloads License Docs PyPI Conda Sponsors Built on
pandas
xarray
hvplot
cufflinks -
Pandas-Bokeh -

High-Level

InfoVis Libraries focusing on high-level operations for working with data visually, built upon the core Python or JS libraries.

Name Stars Contributors Downloads License Docs PyPI Conda Sponsors Built on
altair -
seaborn -
AutoViz - - -
holoviews
plotly_express
lets-plot - - -
perspective - -
chartify
proplot -
ipyvizzu - -
ipyvizzu-story - -
quibbler - - -
omniplot - - -
marsilea - - -

Native-GUI

InfoVis Libraries targetting native-desktop GUI interfaces for interactive plots.

Name Stars Contributors Downloads License Docs PyPI Conda Sponsors Built on
matplotlib
pyqtgraph -
glue -
chaco - - kiva
gr - - - -
veusz -

Other InfoVis

InfoVis plotting libraries not fitting into other categories above.

Name Stars Contributors Downloads License Docs PyPI Conda Sponsors Built on
plotnine -
pygal - -
bqplot - -
toyplot -
chart - - -
jupyter-scatter - - -

SciVis

Libraries for visualizing scientific data situated in real-world coordinates, typically using OpenGL, WebGL, or Vulkan.

Name Stars Contributors Downloads License Docs PyPI Conda Sponsors Built on
VTK
pyvista -
vispy -
ipyvolume - -
mayavi
vedo
itkwidgets - -
polyscope - - -
glumpy - - -
datoviz - - - -

Geospatial

Tools for working with data in geographic coordinates.

Name Stars Contributors Downloads License Docs PyPI Conda Sponsors Built on
geopandas -
xarray
folium -
hvplot
ipyleaflet -
kepler.gl - - - -
cartopy
osmnx - - - -
gmplot - - - - -
geemap - - - -
leafmap -
lets-plot - - -
splot
geoplot -
pyrosm - - - -
geoviews
pygmt -
geoplotlib - - -
eomaps - cartopy
mapwidget - - - -
gspatial_plot - - -
geovista -

Graphs and networks

Tools specifically focused on visualizing graphs (networks). Several of the other plotting libraries listed in other sections can also plot network graphs, including Bokeh, HoloViews, hvPlot, Matplotlib, and Plotly.

Name Stars Contributors Downloads License Docs PyPI Conda Sponsors Built on
networkx -
graphviz -
pydot - -
pygraphviz -
python-igraph - -
pyvis - -
ipycytoscape - - -
pygsp - -
nxviz - -
py2cytoscape - -
ipydagred3 - -
ipysigma - - - - -
Py3Plex - - - -
webweb - -
netwulf - - - -
graph-tool - - - - -

Other domain-specific

Tools focused on specific research or application areas other than those above.

Name Stars Contributors Downloads License Docs PyPI Conda Sponsors Built on
scikit-image -
arviz
scikit-plot -
missingno - -
yellowbrick
napari -
MetPy
yt
clustergrammer2 - - -
hypertools - - -
facets - - - -
pyCirclize - - - - -

Large-data rendering

Tools for visualizing especially large datasets, e.g. by automatic subsampling, dynamic aggregation, server-side rasterization, or dynamic colormapping

Name Stars Contributors Downloads License Docs PyPI Conda Sponsors Built on
datashader -
vaex -
mpl-scatter-density -
jupyter-scatter - - -

Dashboarding

Libraries for creating live Python-backed web applications or dashboards that a user can interact with to explore or analyze data.

Name Stars Contributors Downloads License Docs PyPI Conda Sponsors Built on
gradio -
bokeh
streamlit snowflake -
dash
panel
voila -
visdom -
nicegui -
reacton -
solara -
trame Kitware -
wave - - -
py-shiny -
reflex - - -
datapane datapane -
marimo -
PyWebIO - - - -
vizro McKinsey -
weave - - -
taipy - - -
mercury -
jupyter-flex - - - -
ipyflex - -
streamsync - - - -
pyvibe - - - - -
mesop - - - Google -
bloxs - - - -
zen_dash - - - - -
hyperdiv - - - -
starfyre - - - - -
vois - - - -
nitro - - - -
chalk-it - - - -
dara - - - -
manganite - - - -
DataStack - - - - -

Colormapping

Collections of colormaps and tools for generating new colormaps.

Name Stars Contributors Downloads License Docs PyPI Conda Sponsors Built on
palettable - -
colorcet -
cmocean - -
CMasher - -
cmcrameri - - -
viscm - - -

Dormant projects

Tools no longer developed or endorsed by the authors.

Name Stars Contributors Downloads License Docs PyPI Conda Sponsors Built on
biggles - - - -
basemap -
d3po - - - - - - -
galry - - - -
ggpy - - -
gleam - - - - -
leather - - - -
lightning - - -
mpld3 -
pdvega -
prettyplotlib - - -
PyQwt - - - - - -
guiqwt - - -
vincent - - -
visvis - -