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Plotly Go API

The Go API is heavily based on the work by

This package provides wrapper functions for Plotly's HTTP API.

Install the library with:

go get


In order to use this package you require API credentials from Plotly. These may be stored in:

  1. .plotly_credentials.json
  2. plotly_credentials.json
  3. $HOME/plotly_credentials.json
  4. $HOME/.plotly_credentials.json
  5. /etc/plotly/.plotly_credentials.json
  6. /etc/plotly/plotly_credentials.json
  7. Environment variables named PLOTLY_USERNAME and PLOTLY_APIKEY

If more than one of these are available, the highest one in the list takes preference.

The .json files should contain the following:



An example program is provided in this repository.


This is a work in process.

One important thing to be aware of is that the plotly API always returns 200, so checking for an error from the request is not suitable, rather look at the error field in the response.