The quickest and easiest way to get the latest version of all the recommended packages for working with HoloViews on Linux, Windows, or Mac systems is via the conda command provided by the Anaconda or Miniconda scientific Python distributions:
conda install -c pyviz holoviews
This recommended installation includes the default Matplotlib plotting library backend, the more interactive Bokeh plotting library backend, and the Jupyter Notebook.
A similar set of packages can be installed using
pip, if that
command is available on your system:
pip install "holoviews[recommended]"
pip also supports other installation options, including a minimal
install of only the packages necessary to generate and manipulate
HoloViews objects without visualization:
pip install holoviews
This minimal install includes only three required libraries Param, Numpy and, pandas, which makes it very easy to integrate HoloViews into your workflow or as part of another project.
Alternatively, you can ask
pip to install a larger set of
packages that provide additional functionality in HoloViews:
pip install "holoviews[examples]"
This option installs all the required and recommended packages, in addition to all all libraries required for running all the examples.
Lastly, to get everything including the test dependencies, you can use:
pip install "holoviews[all]"
Between releases, development snapshots are made available on conda and can be installed using:
conda install -c pyviz/label/dev holoviews
To get the very latest development version using
pip, you can use:
pip install git+https://github.com/holoviz/holoviews.git
The alternative approach using git archive (e.g
https://github.com/holoviz/holoviews/archive/main.zip) is not
recommended as you will have incomplete version strings.
Anyone interested in following development can get the very latest version by cloning the git repository:
git clone https://github.com/holoviz/holoviews.git
To make this code available for import you then need to run:
python setup.py develop
And you can then update holoviews at any time to the latest version by running:
Once you’ve installed HoloViews, you can get started by launching Jupyter Notebook:
To work with JupyterLab>2.0 you won’t need to install anything else, however for older versions you should also install the PyViz extension:
jupyter labextension install @pyviz/jupyterlab_pyviz
Once you have installed JupyterLab and the extension launch it with:
Now that you are set up you can get a copy of all the examples shown on this website:
holoviews --install-examples cd holoviews-examples