When using plotly in Shiny, the standard way to obtain a reference to the plotly plot and modify it is using
plotlyProxy() and then using
plotlyProxyInvoke() to call methods on it.
But what if I want a reference to the plotly object itself so that I can pass it to
plotly_build() in order to get information about the plot? I tried passing the output of
plotlyProxy() to the build function but it won’t accept it.