PlotlyJS.jl: Interactive, offline, browser based plotting for Julia.

Sep 7, 2016 · Greater London, United Kingdom

The speaker in September is a visiting Julia guru from the States, Spencer Lyon, who is working at the Bank until the middle of the month.

Spencer was largely responsible for the Julia coding on the Quantitative Economics site ( and some of the Python coding too. 

Rather than speaking on econometrics, Spencer will discuss the work he is doing with Plotly graphics and on using the Javascript library locally. 

Here is a synposis of the talk: 

PlotlyJS.jl exposes the excellent open source plotly.js graphing library to Julia. 

The goals of the package are two fold:

Make it convenient to construct and manipulate any plotly.js visualization from JuliaProvide infrastructure for viewing plots on multiple frontends and saving plotly graphics to files at high quality.

PlotlyJS.jl bundles plotly.js and works fully offline. You do not need a account or an internet connection to use the library. Thanks to the great work of the plotly.js team, PlotlyJS.jl offers a wider array of plotting capabilities than any other Julia plotting library.

Finally, an exciting feature of the package is that all plots can be manipulated and updated in real time after they have been displayed. This enables dynamic workflows like streaming plotting, dashboard creation, and iterative plot creation.

.. and some details about the speaker:

Spencer Lyon is a 4th year PhD student in economics at the NYU Stern school of business. His research interests are broadly contained within macro economics, with a particular emphasis on asset pricing and international modelling.  

Spencer is also doing research on how concepts and algorithms from (deep) reinforcement learning can be applied in dynamic economic models. He is a core member of the QuantEcon team and is active in the Julia and Python communities.

e-mail:   [masked]
twitter:  spencerlyon2

We are back at Skillsmatter in September, so again here is a link to the SKM site, since they would like you to register with them as well as RSVP'ing with us.

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