Programmatically configuring viewers#
Viewers in Glue are designed to be easily configured with Python. As much as
possible, viewer settings are controlled by simple properties on the
attribute of data viewer objects. For example:
import numpy as np from glue.core import Data, DataCollection from glue_qt.app.application import GlueApplication from glue_qt.viewers.scatter import ScatterViewer # create some data d = Data(x=np.random.random(100), y=np.random.random(100)) dc = DataCollection([d]) # create a GUI session ga = GlueApplication(dc) # plot x vs y, flip the x axis, log-scale y axis scatter = ga.new_data_viewer(ScatterViewer) scatter.add_data(d) # Modify viewer-level options scatter.state.x_att = d.id['x'] scatter.state.y_att = d.id['y'] scatter.state.y_log = True # Modify settings for the (only) layer shown scatter.state.layers.color = 'blue' # show the GUI ga.start()
state attribute for each viewer is an instance of a viewer state class.
Each viewer state object then has a
layers attribute that can be used to
control individual layers in the viewer (as shown above).
The following table lists for each built-in viewer the classes defining the state for each viewer/layer type. By clicking on the name of the class, you will access a page from the API documentation which will list the available attributes.
Data layer state
Subset layer state
Customizing Plots with Matplotlib#
If you want, you can directly manipulate the Matplotlib plot objects that underlie Glue viewers. This can be useful if you want to create static plots with custom annotation, styles, etc.
From the GUI#
Open the IPython terminal window. The
is a list of lists of all the
open viewer windows. Each inner list contains the data viewers
open on a single tab. Every viewer has an
which points to a
viewer = application.viewers ax = viewer.axes ax.set_title('Custom title') ax.figure.canvas.draw() # update the plot
From a script#
Save the current glue session via
File->Save Session. You can
reload this session programmatically as follows:
from glue_qt.app.application import GlueApplication app = GlueApplication.restore('output.glu', show=False) viewer = app.viewers ax = viewer.axes