User Guide#

The User Guide explains key concepts in detail.

New users may prefer to start with the introduction in our Getting Started. guide.

To see examples of what can be done with Datashader, see Topics.


1. Plotting Pitfalls

Explains how Datashader avoids pitfalls encountered when plotting big datasets using techniques designed for small ones.

2. Points

Plotting x,y locations and scatterplots.

3. Timeseries

Plotting timeseries and other curves.

4. Trajectories

Plotting trajectories (e.g. connected GPS points) in a plane.

5. Grids

Plotting 2D-gridded data (rasters and quadmeshes).

6. Trimesh

Plotting irregular triangular grids (trimeshes).

7. Networks

Plotting network graphs

8. Polygons

Using Datashader for geographic and other spatial applications.

9. Extending

Extending datashader with new components and functionality.

10. Performance

Hints for getting good performance out of Datashader in your applications.

11. Geography

Pointers to using Datashader for geographic and other spatial applications.

12. Inspection Reductions

Using reduction to inspect rather than aggregate data.

13. GeoPandas GeoPandas support in Datashader.