Toyplot 1.0.3 - October 12th, 2022¶
Use matrix multiplication to transform text - thanks to @eaton-lab!
Some experiments with computational-graph based layout.
Toyplot 1.0.2 - August 24th, 2022¶
Replace deprecated Numpy calls for compatibility with Numpy 1.22 - thanks to @harmsm!
Toyplot 1.0.1 - Febrary 18th, 2022¶
Officially compatible with Python 3.10.
Corrected usage of deprecated collections API - thanks to @StuntsPT!
Began exploring Graphcat - https://graphcat.readthedocs.io - as the basis for future Toyplot versions.
Toyplot 1.0.0 - January 6th, 2022¶
First stable release of the Toyplot API!
Switched to nbsphinx for notebook-based documentation.
Added a violin plot case study.
DOM testing was broken by changes to Python dict key ordering behavior.
Require Arrow >= 1.0, and fix calls to obsolete Arrow API.
toyplot.mp4 module can be imported even if ffmpeg isn’t available.
Switched to Github Actions for continuous integration.
Switched to Github Discussions for support.
Toyplot 0.19.0 - April 21st, 2020¶
First Toyplot release that only supports Python 3.
Colormaps return the first color instead of the last when the domain is empty.
The target attribute is supported in rich text hyperlinks, useful for opening hyperlinks in separate tabs from Juypter notebooks.
Provide an explicit default style for rich text hyperlinks, for consistent default outputs regardless of render context.
Add rich text support for styling underlines.
toyplot.locator.Timestamp didn’t produce correctly positioned labels in some cases with non-UTC timezones.
Warn callers who try to use with Python 2.
Markers and marks are formattable objects, for easier embedding in rich text.
Switched to an explicit scenegraph to manage relationships among internal objects.
Fixed a bug that affect the domain and range of shared axes.
Expanded the user guide section on rendering.
Include the LICENSE file in source distributions, for downstream maintainers.
Fixed code that used obsolete Pandas ix API.
Toyplot 0.18.0 - December 24th, 2018¶
This will be the final release of Toyplot with Python 2 support!
Added unit and currency formatting classes, courtesy of @ben-cunningham and @dahuget.
Reduced code duplication in the toyplot.format module.
Canvas borders are supported in PDF output.
Improved output previewing toyplot.data.Table in Jupyter notebooks.
Added ellipse visualizations.
Added hyperlink support for bar visualizations.
Redesigned toyplot.mark.Rect as toyplot.mark.Range, and added range visualization on numberlines.
Converted all remaining regression tests from nose to behave.
toyplot.canvas.Canvas.matrix formats cell titles properly.
Redesigned regression tests to use the DOM for comparisons.
Documentation notebooks are included in regression testing.
Documentation notebooks are included in coverage testing.
toyplot.reportlab backend ignores hyperlinks instead of failing.
Toyplot 0.17.0 - April 1st, 2018¶
Moved sample datasets into the toyplot.data module.
toyplot.mp4.render() generates H.264 output.
Restored toyplot.canvas.AnimationFrame.set_datum_text(), which was broken by the debut of rich text.
Use the Python warnings module for deprecation warnings.
Disabled pylint testing on Travis-CI, it was too much of a moving target.
Simplified the animation API.
Switched to Python 3 as the primary build and test environment.
Removed obsolete dependencies from the Travis build.
Disabled PNG downscaling for ghostscript versions < 9.14.
Table cell data can be rotated.
Moved image manipulation into a new toyplot.bitmap module.
Added a bitdepth option to toyplot.bitmap.to_png().
Allow default canvas width and height to be set in toyplot.config.
Fixed a false-positive comparing XML documents.
Explicit colormap domains aren’t required for toyplot.canvas.matrix().
Toyplot 0.16.0 - October 26th, 2017¶
The -toyplot-anchor-shift property didn’t affect text layout extents correctly - thanks to Deren Eaton.
Corrected a broken link in the documentation - thanks to Github user @kannes.
Removed the dependency on colormath, which is currently broken by an API change in networkx.
Replaced toyplot.compatibility with six, since the latter is already a transitive dependency.
Replaced toyplot.color.near_black with toyplot.color.black
A hyperlink can be set for an entire canvas.
A hyperlink can be set for a set of Cartesian axes.
Per-datum hyperlinks can be set for scatterplots.
Moved documentation- and test-specific code out of the main library.
Set a reasonable stroke width when drawing text layout boxes for troubleshooting.
Clarified in the documentation how tick locators can affect the visible domain.
Corrected copy-n-paste errors in many docstrings.
Fixed many broken documentation crosslinks.
Supplied many missing docstrings.
Removed the WebM rendering backend, which has been broken and unused for a long time.
Toyplot 0.15.1 - July 27, 2017¶
Markers can be embedded in any text, including tick marks, legends, labels, and table contents.
Hyperlinks can be embedded in any text using the <a href=”…”> tag.
Legends are implemented using table coordinates, so legends can be customized using any table feature.
Started a new documentation section for case-studies, with graph community and neural network examples.
Started a new section in the documentation for projects using Toyplot.
Callers can define their own custom marks, and modify rendering for existing marks, using the new rendering API.
Graph visualizations can export vertex and edge data as CSV tables.
Added support for head, middle, and tail markers on graph edges.
Added an offset property for Cartesian axis labels.
Toyplot colors are allowed as style property values.
Per-series and per-datum colors can be specified using Python sequences as well as numpy arrays.
Error messages specify which CSS properties are allowed.
Deprecated the gutter parameter in favor of margin, which can specify separate left / right / top / bottom margins, if desired.
Added toyplot.html.tostring() to simplify generating HTML.
Added a style option to toyplot.html.render() and toyplot.html.tostring().
Added a palette argument to override the default series palette when creating axes.
Text markup didn’t include units for font-size, causing incorrect results on Firefox.
Toyplot 0.14.0 - April 17, 2017¶
Completely new text layout that explicitly positions all text.
Experimental support for hyperlinks in table cells.
Return a scalar instead of an array when accessing toyplot.data.Table using a single column name and row index.
Correct a bug that caused text baselines to be computed incorrectly in PDF output.
Add pylint to the regression test suite.
Allow font-family to be used in inline rich text styles.
Created an API to retrieve font metrics.
Disable obnoxious colormath logging by default.
Mention XML escaping for rich text in the user guide.
The “<” and “>” markers were rendered reversed.
Eliminate warnings using a Pandas series as the baseline for a bar plot.
Make it easier to disable graph vertex labels.
Allow stroke-linecap for CSS line styles.
Improve rasterized PNG output quality.
Warn when using older versions of ghostscript that produce lower-quality PNG output.
Suppress the “No handlers could be found for logger toyplot” warning.
Rewrote the logic for detecting Ghostscript.
Toyplot 0.13.0 - July 22, 2016¶
Allow fill marks to be used as annotation.
Explicitly disable data export from annotation marks.
Add an experimental <axis>.domain.show parameter to control whether the domain is displayed using axis spines.
toyplot.data.read_csv(convert=True) will try to parse integer as well as floating-point types.
Completely rewrote the table coordinates implementation.
Table coordinates support advanced, numpy-style indexing for all rows, columns, cells, gridlines, and gaps.
Added API to delete table coordinate rows and columns.
Added API to insert table coordinate rows and columns.
By default, all table cells are vertically and horizontally centered with a default font.
Matrix visualizations no longer bold row and column indices by default.
End-users can export CSV data from table coordinates and matrix visualizations.
Added table-cell bar plots and line plots that use the data already contained in the table.
Toyplot 0.12.0 - May 27, 2016¶
Pandas data frame indices (including hierarchical indices) can optionally be included when converting to toyplot.data.Table.
Fixed a Python 3 portability issue.
Table coordinates didn’t format NaN values properly when using a custom formatting string.
The arrow module is only imported when needed.
New documentation on grouping table rows.
Documented platform-specific timezone naming issues.
Improved documentation of the color factory objects in toyplot.color.
Use consistent naming for numberline coordinates.
Made it easier to iterate over toyplot.data.Table rows.
Interactive mouse coordinates work correctly with numberlines and shared axes, and are only displayed by click / touch events.
Position ticks relative to axes with a location property, and deprecate the tick labels location property.
Fixed a problem rendering bars with a log scale and nonzero domain minimum.
Removed the API to change text during animation.
Significant cleanup and organization of HTML backend code and generated markup.
Renamed the toyplot.axes module to toyplot.coordinates for consistency, clarity.
Added toyplot.canvas.Canvas.cartesian() and deprecated toyplot.canvas.Canvas.axes().
Added toyplot.locator.Uniform and deprecated toyplot.locator.Basic.
Added documentation links to external libraries, where practical.
Added text-shadow to the list of valid CSS text attributes.
Updated dependencies to require numpy >= 1.8.0, and eliminated code that inadvertently depended on numpy >= 1.9.
Experimental support for displaying PIL and scikit-image images.
Added a style property to toyplot.canvas.Canvas.
Deprecated implicit conversion from palettes to colormaps for matrix visualization.
Provide better error messages if a caller passes anything but a canvas to a rendering backend.
Add support for multi-series marks in legends.
Updated links to point to our new documentation domain, http://toyplot.readthedocs.io.
Axis labels support the same location and offset parameterization as axis ticks / tick labels.
Toyplot 0.11.0 - February 18, 2016¶
Added more complex indexing / slicing options to toyplot.data.Table.
Deprecated toyplot.data.Table.rows() and toyplot.data.Table.columns().
Removed support for custom markers.
-toyplot-anchor-shift didn’t work correctly with rotated text.
Documented text alignment behavior for rotated text.
Added location parameter for axis labels.
Improved text alignment defaults for rotated and unrotated axis labels.
Don’t alter the axis domain if tick labels aren’t visible.
Change the default linear color map to a diverging blue-red palette.
Pandas data frames with duplicate column names can be converted to toyplot.data.Table.
Allow callers to suppress NaNs in table visualization cells.
Render color arrays as swatches in Jupyter notebooks.
Added toyplot.color.brewer.palette(), toyplot.color.brewer.map(), and toyplot.color.diverging.map().
Deprecated toyplot.color.brewer() and toyplot.color.diverging().
toyplot.color.LinearMap color stops can be explicitly positioned.
Added toyplot.color.linear.map() with “Blackbody”, “ExtendedBlackbody”, “Kindlmann” and “ExtendedKindlmann” color maps.
Deprecated implicit conversions from color palettes to color maps during color mapping.
Split color-related documentation into separate “Color” and “Color Mapping” sections of the user guide.
Improved debugging output when a regression test fails.
Many code coverage improvements.
Toyplot 0.10.0 - January 12, 2016¶
Added rich text support, using a limited subset of HTML markup.
Added a tick locator for displaying timestamp data with properly formatted times.
Created a new, pure-Python PDF backend using ReportLab.
Created a new PNG backend that renders by rasterizing PDFs with Ghostscript.
Removed deprecated PDF and PNG backends.
Added numberline axes, for displaying one-dimensional data.
Refactored the scatterplot mark to support data with any number of dimensions.
Added one-dimensional scatterplot support to numberlines.
Completely redesigned the color scale implementation to use numberlines.
Added API for easily adding color scales to axes and matrix visualizations.
Provided both size and area parameters to specify marker sizes.
Moved log scales to a dedicated section of the user guide.
Optimized graph layout when every vertex already has a position.
Removed the GraphViz graph layout strategy.
Use consistent naming for matrix visualization parameters.
toyplot.data.read_csv() can optionally convert string values to numeric values.
Replaced toyplot.color.lighten() with toyplot.color.spread(), which is more flexible.
Display toyplot color values as swatches in Jupyter notebooks.
Expanded the color documentation in the user guide.
Reduced regression test boilerplate code.
Test coverage improvements.
Toyplot 0.9.0 - November 22, 2015¶
Documented installation for Anaconda and FreeBSD.
Experimental support for graph visualization, with flexible layout algorithms, shared layouts and node “pinning”.
Allow cartesian axes to fill the available range while maintaining their aspect ratio.
Axis ticks can extend above or below the axis spine.
Positioning an axis spine positions its ticks and tick labels as well.
Added support for shared axes / multiple axes, to display multiple overlapping domains in a single plot.
Format specifiers are available for the Extended and Heckbert tick locators, courtesy of Johann du Toit.
Began using pylint as a regular code quality check.
Pandas data frames are automatically converted when creating data tables / table axes.
Created a new default PDF backend using the ReportLab library.
Switched to toyplot.qt.png as the default PNG backend.
Provide better feedback when using the toyplot.pdf and toyplot.png meta backends.
Toyplot 0.8.0 - September 7, 2015¶
Removed deprecated colormap and palette parameters from the API.
Allow simplified color mapping specifications.
Improved test coverage.
Fix a problem embedding embedding axes in tables using more than one merged cell.
Add table cell width / height support for real-world units.
Hide masked values in table axes.
Reorganize the installation documentation.
Add support for rotated text in table cells.
Add top/bottom/left/right label support for matrix visualizations.
Add new toyplot.locator.Null do-nothing tick locator.
Add matrix visualization support for right / bottom ticks.
Add custom locator support for matrix visualizations.
Make matrix visualization color parameters consistent with the rest of the API.
Add missing reference documentation for toyplot.projection module.
Cleanup the toyplot.color.broadcast(…) API and implementation.
Make the API for specifying color mapping consistent across all visualization types.
Allow per-datum titles on line plots and scatterplots.
Expand the color section in the user guide to cover color mapping.
Add a new section on null data to the user guide.
Eliminate nuisance warnings from numpy.
Automatically validate source notebooks as part of the documentation build.
Toyplot 0.7.0 - August 12, 2015¶
Added a user guide section on embedding plots.
Added a user guide example of datetime objects as tick labels.
Make the Toyplot sourcecode fully PEP-8 conforming - thanks to Chris Morgan.
Worked around problems with numpy.broadcast_arrays() in numpy 1.8.
Removed LaTeX table formatting functionality that was replaced by table axes.
Added a new backend to display figures in a standalone Qt window.
Switched to the Python logger module for warnings / errors.
Updated the public API for specifying scalar color palettes / maps, and deprecated separate color palette / map API parameters.
Changed the way we encode opacities, for compatibility with Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator.
Removed the obsolete toyplot.selenium backend.
Treat hlines() and vlines() as annotation (so they don’t affect the data domain), unless the caller specifies otherwise.
Created new Qt backends to generate PDF and PNG figures.
Figures can be resized consistently across all browsers, particularly Firefox and IE.
Reorganized the backend documentation, and explicitly documented the distinction between backends and displays.
Fixed a case where canvas resizing didn’t handle explicit units correctly.
Added a new section on interaction to the user guide.
Allow figure creators to override the default filename when users export data from an interactive figure.
Significant changes to our travis-ci.org test environment.
toyplot.data.Table.matrix() didn’t work in Python 3.
Removed toyplot.data.Table.to_csv(), we want to discourage people from using Toyplot for data manipulation.
Many objects didn’t render properly in Jupyter notebooks with Python 3.
Added parameters to disable the row and column labels in matrix visualizations.
Toyplot 0.6.0 - July 13, 2015¶
Unicode text wasn’t handled correctly by text marks.
Added an experimental matrix visualization using table axes.
Added a “title” property for table cells.
Fix inconsistencies in our use of alignment-baseline and text-anchor CSS properties.
Added a new section to the user guide on the convenience API.
Allow real-world units for canvas layouts, and tweak the parameter order for corner layouts.
Expanded user guide documentation on canvas layouts.
Added table axes regions for all four sides and corners, plus a property to access every cell in a region.
Added automatic conversion from numpy NpzFile to toyplot.data.Table.
Added experimental support for graph visualization.
Allow toyplot.data.Table initialization from a sequence of 2-tuples.
Cairo backends were ignoring -toyplot-anchor-shift.
Cairo backends didn’t handle all supported alignment-baseline values.
Added matrix and table visualizations to the convenience API.
Added accessors for shape, row count, and column count for table axes and regions.
Added toyplot.locator.Integer, and a step parameter to control labelling for matrix visualizations.
Always return a unicode string from toyplot.canvas.Canvas._repr_html_(), for compatibility with Jupyter / IPython notebooks running Python 3 kernels.
Assign a sensible default filename for CSV downloads, for browsers that support it.
Added a contributed Conda build recipe.
Allow toyplot.data.Table to be initialized from a 2D numpy array.
Rename the toyplot.axes.Table “title” parameter to “label” for consistency with the other axes.
Added a new “Labels and Legends” section to the user guide.
Added a new “Tick Locators” section to the user guide.
Added experimental toyplot.data.contiguous() function to identify contiguous ranges in an array.
Fix a problem with interactive Y coordinates when using a log scale that straddled the origin.
Toyplot 0.5.0 - May 26, 2015¶
Switched to https://travis-ci.org/sandialabs/toyplot for continuous integration testing.
Switched to https://coveralls.io/r/sandialabs/toyplot to track test coverage.
Added a custom CSS style -toyplot-anchor-shift for controlling horizontal text offsets.
Added new documentation on color, text alignment, units, data tables, and table axes to the user guide.
Callers can increase the number of table rows and columns when creating table axes from a data table.
Overhauled Toyplot’s handling of real-world units, allowing arbitrary units throughout the API, and made it explicit that the default canvas units are CSS pixels.
Added axis visibility options to the convenience API.
toyplot.data.Table can be converted to a numpy matrix.
Positive angles yield counterclockwise rotation throughout the API, for consistency with trigonometry.
Rendered text automatically expands a plot’s domain to avoid clipping.
Fixed a longstanding problem displaying mouse coordinates outside the data domain for a plot.
Moved interaction-specific markup from the SVG backend to the HTML backend.
When exporting data from a figure, only the caller-supplied data is exported.
The API makes an explicit distinction between text used for “annotation” and text used for data.
Many small fixes.
Toyplot 0.4.0 - January 27, 2015¶
Began continuous integration testing.
Switched from ost.io to https://gitter.im/sandialabs/toyplot for support requests.
Made the HTML backend the primary renderer.
Improved logarithmic tick formatting and customization.
Increased consistency between the fill() and plot() APIs.
Simplified the way colors are inherited for line plots and scatter plots.
Added basic functionality for reading and writing CSV files.
Note: for pedagical purposes only - Toyplot is not a data manipulation tool!
Ongoing improvements to the table axes API:
Added support for table titles.
Added support for hiding table headers.
Table headers can have multiple rows.
Ensure that visible cells are rendered in a deterministic order.
Create a default grid line between table header and body.
Added support for user-configurable gaps between cells.
Toyplot 0.3.0 - November 5, 2014¶
Switched to toyplot.data.Table for all internal data storage.
Reorganized the codebase into smaller, more focused modules.
Added a new backend to produce WebM video.
Data tables can be rendered to LaTeX.
New table axes for rendering tables as data graphics.
Toyplot 0.2.0 - September 2, 2014¶
Introduced support for Python 3.
Removed pure black from the default styling.
Allow regression tests to run without optional dependencies.
Toyplot 0.1.0 - August 25, 2014¶
a Initial Release