Mixing ipyvolume with bqplot

This example shows how the selection from a ipyvolume quiver plot can be controlled with a bqplot scatter plot and it’s selection tools. We first get a small dataset from vaex

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import numpy as np
import vaex
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ds = vaex.example()
N = 2000 # for performance reasons we only do a subset
x, y, z, vx, vy, vz, Lz, E = [ds.columns[k][:N] for k in "x y z vx vy vz Lz E".split()]

bqplot scatter plot

And create a scatter plot with bqplot

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import bqplot.pyplot as plt
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plt.figure(1, title="E Lz space")
scatter = plt.scatter(Lz, E,
                selected_style={'opacity': 0.2, 'size':1, 'stroke': 'red'},
                unselected_style={'opacity': 0.2, 'size':1, 'stroke': 'blue'},

Ipyvolume quiver plot

And use ipyvolume to create a quiver plot

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import ipyvolume.pylab as p3
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quiver = p3.quiver(x, y, z, vx, vy, vz, size=2, size_selected=5, color_selected="blue")

Linking ipyvolume and bqplot

Using jslink, we link the selected properties of both widgets, and we display them next to eachother using a VBox.

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from ipywidgets import jslink, VBox
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jslink((scatter, 'selected'), (quiver, 'selected'))
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hbox = VBox([p3.current.container, plt.figure(1)])


We embed the two widgets in an html file, creating a standlone plot.

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import ipyvolume.embed
# if we don't do this, the bqplot will be really tiny in the standalone html
bqplot_layout = hbox.children[1].layout
bqplot_layout.min_width = "400px"
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ipyvolume.embed.embed_html("bqplot.html", hbox)
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