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Fastplot takes advantage of the rendering capabilities of modern web-browsers and Javascript to [really] quickly update visualisations. Get the best of both worlds: Python to compute, JavaScript to render.
As you can see fastplot its still at an early-stage... please help 🍻

How to install it:

Set server

  • Open a terminal window
  • Go to the fastplot directory you downloaded
  • Then go to fastplot_server directory
  • Type: `sudo chmod 755 fastplot`
  • Open the .profile file by typing: `nano .profile`
  • At the end of the file paste: `export PATH="$your/path/fastplot_server:$PATH"`(make sure to set the correct path)
  • Save the .profile file, exit, and type `source .profile`
  • Now you should be able to execute the fastplot command everywhere in your machine and see the message:
    Running fastplot server...

    Install fastplot python library

  • Go back to the fastplot directory you downloaded
  • Type: `sudo python install`
  • If all goes well, you should see something like:

    ``` Installed /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/fastplot-0.0.1-py2.7.egg Processing dependencies for fastplot==0.0.1 Finished processing dependencies for fastplot==0.0.1 ``` 👍

    How to use it:

    1. From your console type fastplot in order to run the server
    2. Now you are free to run your python script using the fastplot library
    An example of a minimal python script:
    from fastplot import fastplot
    import numpy as np
    while True:  # whatever you are gonna do
    	# compute some values
    	msg_1 = np.random.uniform(0,1,30)
    	msg_2 = np.random.uniform(0,1,(10,10))
    	msg_3 = np.random.uniform(0.4,1,20)
    	# use fastplot to plot those values in the browser...
    	fastplot.plot( 'Example of line plot', msg_1 )
    	fastplot.pcolor( 'Example of pcolor', msg_2 )
    	fastplot.barplot( 'Example of line barplot', msg_3 )


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  • Disclaimer:

    Instructions were tested on Yosemite (Mac) and assumed to work fine on Unix systems.
    If you get insights on other platforms or you're aware of issues, please let me know.

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