Displaying HTML file generated by Plotly.offline in a jupyter notebook


I’ve been generating some graphs using plotly and I stored them as HTML files to reuse them later.

I now want to display those files in a Jupyter notebook, in the following way:

from IPython.display import HTML

# Not sure if those two lines were necessary, but I tried both with or without them and I obtained the same behaviour
from plotly.offline import download_plotlyjs, init_notebook_mode, plot, iplot


The code execution completes but the output remains blank afterwards.

Here’s a code that generates a dummy html file (coming from the documentation) :

from IPython.display import HTML, display
import plotly.graph_objs as go
from plotly.offline import download_plotlyjs, init_notebook_mode, plot, iplot

import numpy as np

N = 1000
random_x = np.random.randn(N)
random_y = np.random.randn(N)

# Create a trace
trace = go.Scatter(
    x = random_x,
    y = random_y,
    mode = 'markers'

data = [trace]

# Store the figure to a html file
plot(data, filename='basic-scatter.html', auto_open=False)

Has anyone experienced such behaviour? I can display HTML files from other sources, but I can’t seem to understand why Plotly html files aren’t displayed.


Hi @Khreas,

What if you use the filename argument to HTML. See https://github.com/jupyter/notebook/issues/725#issuecomment-297801186.

You might try using an IPython IFrame rather than HTML (See https://ipython.org/ipython-doc/3/api/generated/IPython.display.html#IPython.display.IFrame). For the IFrame case, you might need to place the html file in the same directory and your notebook (or in a subdirectory under the notebook) and use a relative path due to common browser security settings.

Hope that gives you some ideas!


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The first solution doesn’t seem to work on my side. However the second one works like a charm in my case, I just need to figure out the width / height of the notebook cells but it should be fine.

Thanks a lot!


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neither suggestion works for me.


# Store the figure to a html file
plot(data, filename='user_data/user_repo/notebooks/basic-scatter.html', auto_open=False)

And verifying the file exists

All of the following HTML commands fail to render the plot

from IPython.display import HTML

Similarly, the IFrame method yields an IFrame with a 404 error:

from IPython.display import IFrame
IFrame('user_data/user_repo/notebooks/basic-scatter.html', 500,500)
IFrame('/mnt/d/Documents/Repos/freqtrade/absuser_data/user_repo/notebooks/basic-scatter.html', 500,500)
display(IFrame('user_data/user_repo/notebooks/basic-scatter.html', 500,500))
display(IFrame('/mnt/d/Documents/Repos/freqtrade/absuser_data/user_repo/notebooks/basic-scatter.html', 500,500))

My config:

WSL using

PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)"
NAME="Debian GNU/Linux"
VERSION="9 (stretch)"

Renderers configuration
    Default renderer: 'plotly_mimetype+notebook'
    Available renderers:
        ['plotly_mimetype', 'jupyterlab', 'nteract', 'vscode',
         'notebook', 'notebook_connected', 'kaggle', 'azure', 'colab',
         'json', 'png', 'jpeg', 'jpg', 'svg', 'pdf', 'browser',
         'firefox', 'chrome', 'chromium', 'iframe', 'iframe_connected',

$ conda list -n freqtrade
# packages in environment at /mnt/c/users/jravi/miniconda3/envs/freqtrade:
# Name                    Version                   Build  Channel
_libgcc_mutex             0.1                        main  
aiodns                    1.1.1                    pypi_0    pypi
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asn1crypto                0.24.0                   py37_0  
async-timeout             3.0.1                    pypi_0    pypi
atomicwrites              1.3.0                    py37_1  
attrs                     19.1.0                   py37_1  
backcall                  0.1.0                    py37_0  
blas                      1.0                         mkl  
ca-certificates           2019.5.15                     0  
cachetools                3.1.1                      py_0    conda-forge
ccxt                      1.18.999                 pypi_0    pypi
certifi                   2019.6.16                py37_1  
cffi                      1.12.3           py37h2e261b9_0  
chardet                   3.0.4                 py37_1003  
click                     7.0                      py37_0  
coinmarketcap             5.0.3                    pypi_0    pypi
coverage                  4.5.3            py37h7b6447c_0  
coveralls                 1.8.2                      py_0  
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cycler                    0.10.0                   py37_0  
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docopt                    0.6.2                    py37_0  
entrypoints               0.3                      py37_0  
expat                     2.2.6                he6710b0_0  
filelock                  3.0.12                     py_0  
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flake8-tidy-imports       2.0.0                    pypi_0    pypi
flake8-type-annotations   0.1.0                    pypi_0    pypi
flask                     1.1.1                      py_0  
fontconfig                2.13.0               h9420a91_0  
freetype                  2.9.1                h8a8886c_1  
freqtrade                 2019.7.dev0               dev_0    <develop>
future                    0.17.1                   py37_0  
glib                      2.56.2               hd408876_0  
gst-plugins-base          1.14.0               hbbd80ab_1  
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The following code works as an alternative.

import chart_studio
import chart_studio.plotly as py
import chart_studio.tools as tls
import plotly.graph_objects as go

chart_studio.tools.set_credentials_file(username=‘charleschen0611’, api_key=‘wgwS9eStWhbivRK3kZ2z’)

trace = go.Scatter(
x=[1, 2, 3],
y=[4, 5, 6]

data = [trace]
layout = go.Layout(title=“My Plot”)

fig = go.Figure(data=data, layout=layout)

Now, instead of using iplot(), you can use py.plot() to upload your plots to your chart_studio account

py.plot(fig, filename = ‘my_plot’, auto_open=True)