# Gridspace ¶

- Title
- GridSpace Container
- Dependencies
- Matplotlib
- Backends
- Matplotlib
- Bokeh
- Plotly

```
import numpy as np
import holoviews as hv
hv.extension('matplotlib')
```

A
```
GridSpace
```

is a two-dimensional dictionary of HoloViews objects presented onscreen as a grid. In one sense, due to the restriction on it's dimensionality, a
```
GridSpace
```

may be considered a special-case of
```
HoloMap
```

. In another sense,
```
GridSpace
```

may be seen as more general as a
```
GridSpace
```

can hold a
```
HoloMap
```

but the converse is not permitted; see the
Building Composite Objects
user guide for details on how to compose containers.

###
```
GridSpace
```

holds two-dimensional dictionaries
¶

Using the
```
sine_curve
```

function below, we can declare a two-dimensional dictionary of
```
Curve
```

elements, where the keys are 2-tuples corresponding to (phase, frequency) values:

```
def sine_curve(phase, freq):
xvals = [0.1* i for i in range(100)]
return hv.Curve((xvals, [np.sin(phase+freq*x) for x in xvals]))
phases = [0, np.pi/2, np.pi, 3*np.pi/2]
frequencies = [0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.25]
curve_dict_2D = {(p,f):sine_curve(p,f) for p in phases for f in frequencies}
```

We can now pass this dictionary of curves to
```
GridSpace
```

:

```
gridspace = hv.GridSpace(curve_dict_2D, kdims=['phase', 'frequency'])
gridspace
```

###
```
GridSpace
```

is similar to
```
HoloMap
```

¶

Other than the difference in the visual semantics, whereby
```
GridSpaces
```

display their contents together in a two-dimensional grid,
```
GridSpaces
```

are very similar to
```
HoloMap
```

s (see the
```
HoloMap
```

notebook for more information).

One way to demonstrate the similarity of these two containers is to cast our
```
gridspace
```

object to
```
HoloMap
```

and back to a
```
GridSpace
```

:

```
hmap = hv.HoloMap(gridspace)
hmap + hv.GridSpace(hmap)
```

Download this notebook from GitHub (right-click to download).