A Plot is only displayed when returned (a semicolon will suppress the return), or if explicitly displayed with
gui(), or by adding
show = true to your plot command.
gui(plt) will open a standalone window.
plot!(...), applies to the "current" Plot. Returning a Plot object to the REPL is like calling
Jupyter / IJulia
Plots are shown inline when returned to a cell. The default output format can be changed by the
html_output_format attribute, with alias
plot(rand(10), fmt = :png)
Juno / Atom
Plots are shown in the Atom PlotPane when possible, either when returned to the console or to an inline code block. At any time, the plot can be opened in a standalone window using the
gui() command. The default behavior can be switched to match the REPL behavior (i.e. opening a standalone window) by setting
ENV["PLOTS_USE_ATOM_PLOTPANE"] = "false" before loading Plots.
savefig / format
Plots support 2 different versions per save-command. Command
savefig chooses file type automatically based on the file extension.
savefig(fn) # save the most recent fig as fn savefig(plot_ref, fn) # save the fig referenced by plot_ref as fn
In addition, Plots offers shorthands like
png(fn), etc. In this case the string fn containing the filename does not need a file extension.
png(fn) # save the current fig as png with filename fn png(plot_ref, fn) # save the fig referenced by plot_ref as png with filename fn
File formats supported by most graphical backends
- png (default output format)
Supported output file formats
Note: not all backends support every output file format ! A simple table showing which format is supported by which backend
| format | backends | |––––|–––––| | eps | inspectdr, plotlyjs, pyplot | | html | plotly, plotlyjs | | pdf | gr, inspectdr, pgfplots, plotlyjs, pyplot | | png | glvisualize, gr, inspectdr, plotly, plotlyjs, pyplot | | ps | gr, pyplot | | svg | gr, inspectdr, pgfplots, plotly, plotlyjs, pyplot | | tex | pgfplots | | text | hdf5, unicodeplots |