The Time Series visualization tool that you deserve
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QT5 based application to display time series in plots. This is under heavy development.

To understand what PlotJuggler can do for you, take a look to the following video.

PlotJuggler: a desktop application to plot time series.


How to build

Clone the repository as usual:

  git clone

The only binary dependency that you need installed in your system is Qt5. On Ubuntu the debians can be installed with the command:

sudo apt-get -y install qtbase5-dev 

On Fedora

sudo dnf install qt5-qtbase-devel

Then compile using cmake (qmake is NOT supported).

 mkdir build; cd build
 cmake ..
 sudo make install

Note: the plugins need to be installed in the same folder of the executable or in /usr/local/lib/PlotJuggler/.

Note for ROS users

If you use CATKIN to build this project, the ROS related plugins will be automatically included into the compilation. Both the executable and the plugins will be created in devel/lib/plotjuggler (the address relative to the catkin workspace).

To run the application, use the command:

rosrun plotjuggler PlotJuggler

Alternatively, just execute the binary PlotJuggler.

A mandatory dependency is the package:

IMPORTANT: there is a critical bug in version 0.3.x of ros_type_introspection. Use version 0.4.3 or later.

At the time of writing, you must compile ros_type_introspection from source (master branch).

In the future you will be able to install it on ROS Indigo and Kinetic:

   sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-ros-type-introspection


   sudo apt-get install ros-kinetic-ros-type-introspection