I looked a mixed subplots example in Plotly web site here
To be honest, Plotly is really great for plot single figure with simple layout. However, when it comes to complexed mixed subplots, it is really mess when you have to make a plan on the overal layout.
In the example, it is subplots with three axes, and the nest structure of dict in the layout make me really sad. Usually I spend a lot time planning on the details of the layout.
Compared with matplotlib, it automatically generates subplots
axes objects using subplots function or other related functions, then you can use related methods like
scatter and etc to generate the figure. I’d say this is more of a python way of doing the figure. From my personal perspetive, this is more accepted in the community.
The complex nested Layout API is really the thing that make me NOT use Plolty as my main graph drawing package during my work and reseach related staff. But sometimes , I do need some 3D functionality of Plotly that matplotlib not good at.
I posted here to see if there is any other user of Plotly feel the same, and how they solve the problem.
I have four yeas of experience using matplotlib, I tried other packages like seaborn, bokeh, Plotly. In terms of API, matplotlib did a really great job. In term of 3d plot and simple layout graph, Plotly is my favorite. Discusssions are welcomed!!!