• Reproducible and collaborative data science - Overleaf links with Plotly

    Posted by Tim on February 16, 2015

    On 4 September 2018 a new version of Overleaf was launched (Overleaf v2) and a decision was taken to (temporarily) remove the integration of Plotly within Overleaf v2. As part of Overleaf’s development roadmap we will be working toward an improved integration of Plotly which leverages the Plotly API—which was not available when the original Plotly integration work was conducted. Consequently, this blog post is, at present, of historic interest only and describes features/functionality which were available in Overleaf v1 but are not (currently) present in Overleaf v2. If you have any questions or concerns about this do please feel free to contact us.

    You can now import your Plotly graphs directly into your Overleaf projects!

    Overleaf Plotly link walkthrough tutorial gif

    Collaborative data science

    Plotly provides a fast and convenient way to graph and share your data. All you need to do is upload a dataset and you'll be creating amazing graphs in minutes. But what to do once you've created your graphs?

    Now you can import them directly into your Overleaf projects, and collaboratively write your paper around your data.

    Overleaf Plotly import menu

    What if your data changes? Simply update the dataset on Plotly, refresh your graph, and it'll be updated in your paper on Overleaf.

    Now you really can create dynamic, up-to-date papers with built-in links back to the original datasets. Create a new project today and give it a try!

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