I’m currently experimenting with the plotly package distributed for R. However, I’m very concerned that uploads and sharing of plots appears to be pushed hard. For instance, the world_readable parameter to ggplotly is default set to TRUE.
Is it the case that plotly by default uploads every plot?
For me, confidentiality is necessary, and I can’t even allow the plots to be uploaded to a private plotly account. If it’s not clear that I can make sure the plots are local only, I can’t use plotly.
Plotly’s R client works 100% offline by default. Unless you are using the POST command, nothing is being sent to Plotly’s servers. Make sure you upgrade to the latest version of the R client.
Thanks for the reply, jack. Do you happen to have any official documentation that states this?
I assume it’s understandable that it’s a bit disconcerting when plotting information that should be confidential, and seeing that the function your are using to visualize it has a default parameter world_readable=TRUE.
So you can look at the code for the
plot.py function here: https://github.com/ropensci/plotly/blob/master/R/plotly.R#L66-L78.
By default it doesn’t ask for
world_readable, and will return warnings if you do provide it as a keyword to use
plotly_POST instead (which will put your plot up onto your plotly account).