Plotly in Jupyterlab: difference between show method and display (effect on plotly on_change)

Hi All,

in JupyterLab, using Plotly, I have set up a callback to update the y-axis when zooming.

Please refer to the code below for a complete example.

The zoom function is connected to the layout using on_change.

The yaxis updates correctly when the figure is displayed using IPython’s display or directly with fig. However, it stops working if the method is used.

What is the issue with this method in this particular scenario? Why does on_change no longer work?

import plotly.graph_objs as go
import pandas as pd
import numpy as np

x = np.linspace(0, 100, 1000)
y = 0.1* x * np.sin(2 * np.pi * 0.1 * x)

# Create the DataFrame
df = pd.DataFrame({'Time': x, 'Value': y})
df = df.set_index('Time')

fig = go.FigureWidget()

    go.Scatter(x=df.index, y=df['Value'], mode='lines')

        xaxis={'rangeslider_visible': True}

# callback function to update yaxis min and max upon zoom
def zoom(layout, xrange):
    in_view = df.loc[fig.layout.xaxis.range[0]:fig.layout.xaxis.range[1]]
    fig.layout.yaxis.range = [in_view.Value.min(), in_view.Value.max()]
fig.layout.on_change(zoom, 'xaxis.range')

#fig            # on_change (zoom) works!
display(fig)    # on_change (zoom) works!     # on_change (zoom) doesn't work

I am aware that utilizes the renderers framework, but I am unable to understand its functionality in this “on_change” scenario.

Could someone shed some light on this or direct me to the appropriate documentation?

Thank you!

Please note: I posted this question to Stackoverflow also. Hope this’s ok!