Gadfly is a system for plotting and visualization written in Julia. It is based largely on Hadley Wickhams's ggplot2 for R and Leland Wilkinson's book The Grammar of Graphics. It was Daniel C. Jones' brainchild and is now maintained by the community.

Package features


The latest release of Gadfly can be installed from the Julia REPL prompt with

julia> Pkg.add("Gadfly")

This installs the package and any missing dependencies. Gadfly can be loaded with

julia> using Gadfly

Now that you have it loaded, check out the Tutorial for a tour of basic plotting and the various manual pages for more advanced usages.


Gadfly is predominantly the work of Daniel C. Jones who initiated the project and built out most of the infrastructure. The current package maintainers are Shashi Gowda and Tamas Nagy. Important contributions have also been made by Godisemo, Tim Holy, Darwin Darakananda, Simon Leblanc, Iain Dunning, Keno Fischer, Mattriks, and others.