Plotly

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Plotly
Type Private
Industry Computer software
Founded Montreal, Quebec (2012)
Headquarters Canada
Website https://plot.ly/

Plotly is an online analytics and data visualization tool, headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. Plotly provides online graphing, analytics, a Python command line, and stats tools for individuals and collaboration, as well as scientific graphing libraries for Python, R, MATLAB, Perl, Julia, Arduino, and REST.

History[edit]

Plotly was founded by Alex Johnson, Chris Parmer, Jack Parmer, Matt Sundquist and Nolan Browne.[1] The founders' backgrounds are in science, energy, and data analysis and visualization.[1] Early employees include Christophe Viau, a Canadian software engineer and Ben Postlethwaite, a Canadian geophysicist.[2] Plotly was named one of the Top 20 Hottest Innovative Companies in Canada by the Canadian Innovation Exchange.[3] Plotly was featured in "startup row" at PyCon 2013.[4]

Products[edit]

Plotly offers four main products:

A gallery of Plotly graphs

Technology[edit]

Plotly was built using Python and the Django framework, with a front end using JavaScript and the visualization library D3.js, HTML and CSS. Files are hosted on Amazon S3.[15]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Czikk, Joseph (July 29, 2013). "Ex-Silicon Valley kids to launch web startup in Montreal". Montreal Gazette. 
  2. ^ "About". Plotly. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  3. ^ Levy, Carmi (Nov 11, 2013). "CIX 2013 celebrates Canada’s innovation economy". Yahoo! Finance Canada. 
  4. ^ Curtin, Brian (March 11, 2013). "Announcing Our Startup Row Selections". PyCon. 
  5. ^ Machlis, Sharon (Nov 6, 2013). "Beauty and brains: Plotly combines dataviz and serious statistical analysis". Computer World. 
  6. ^ Ram, Vasudev (March 29, 2013). "plot.ly, fast plotting in the browser". jugad2: Vasudev Ram on software innovation. 
  7. ^ Burk, John (May 7, 2013). "Plot.ly, the new graphing hotness". Quantum Progress. 
  8. ^ "Graphical Representations of Data". Python Wiki. November 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ Romano, Zoe (November 4, 2013). "Create Interactive Graphs Logging Arduino Data With Plotly". Arduino Blog. 
  10. ^ "APIs". Plotly. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  11. ^ "Plotly IPython gallery". IPython Notebook Viewer. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  12. ^ "Plotly". Google Chrome Store. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  13. ^ "Plotly". Edmodo. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  14. ^ "Plotly.js". Plotly. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  15. ^ Machlis, Sharon (Nov 6, 2013). "Beauty and brains: Plotly combines dataviz and serious statistical analysis". Computer World.