First, add the package:
import Pkg Pkg.add("Plots") # if you want the latest features: Pkg.pkg"add Plots#master"
The GR backend is included by default, but you can install additional plotting packages if you need a different backend.
Tier 1 support backends (in alphabetical order):
Pkg.add("GR") # You do not need to add this package because it is the default backend and # therefore it is automatically installed with Plots.jl. Note that you might # need to install additional system packages if you are on Linux, see # https://gr-framework.org/julia.html#installation Pkg.add("PGFPlotsX") # You need to have LaTeX installed on your system Pkg.add("PlotlyJS"); Pkg.add("PlotlyBase") # Note that you only need to add this if you need Electron windows and # additional output formats, otherwise `plotly()` comes shipped with Plots.jl. # In order to have a good experience with Jupyter, refer to Plotly-specific # Jupyter installation (https://github.com/plotly/plotly.py#installation) Pkg.add("PyPlot") # Depends only on PyPlot package
Tier 2 support backends:
Pkg.add("UnicodePlots") Pkg.add("InspectDR") Pkg.add("Gaston")
Learn more about backends here.
Finally, you may wish to add some extensions from the Plots ecosystem:
using Plots # or StatsPlots # using GraphRecipes # if you wish to use GraphRecipes package too
Optionally, choose a backend and/or override default settings at the same time:
gr(size = (300, 300), legend = false) # provide optional defaults pgfplotsx() plotly(ticks=:native) # plotlyjs for richer saving options pyplot() # backends are selected with lowercase names
Plots will use the GR backend by default. You can override this choice by setting an environment variable in your
~/.julia/config/startup.jl file (if the file does not exist, create it). To do this, add e.g. the following line of code:
ENV["PLOTS_DEFAULT_BACKEND"] = "PlotlyJS".
You can override standard default values in your
~/.julia/config/startup.jl file, for example
PLOTS_DEFAULTS = Dict(:markersize => 10, :legend => false, :warn_on_unsupported => false).