Our charts just got a new look!
December 19 2022
Streamlit + Altair + Plotly 🎈
At Streamlit, we're constantly inspired by other open-source projects.
We're especially inspired by Altair and Plotly and their contributions to the data visualization community. They're two of the most popular Python libraries for creating interactive charts in Python—and in Streamlit. We continuously work to support them in our library, as Streamlit's success is due in no small part to their powerful and flexible charting capabilities.
Introducing a beautiful new Streamlit theme 🧑🎨
Today, we're excited to announce the release of a new default theme for Altair and Plotly charts in Streamlit apps!
The theme uses Streamlit's signature colors and layout adjustments that will make your data visualizations more engaging and easier to understand. Plus, your charts will better integrate with the rest of your app's design.
Psst…night owls and dark mode fans—we've got you covered, too! 🌚
How can you try it? 👩💻
You don't need to do anything!
The new theme is available from Streamlit 1.16 through the
theme="streamlit" keyword argument in
st.plotly_chart. It's activated by default, so there is nothing you need to do to enjoy it. ✨
Here's a minimal example of a contour plot with Plotly:
import numpy as np import plotly.graph_objects as go import streamlit as st z = np.random.random_sample((3, 2)) fig = go.Figure(data=go.Contour(z=z)) st.plotly_chart( fig, theme="streamlit", # ✨ Optional, this is already set by default! )
You can customize it
If you're an experienced Altair or Plotly user and like customizations, don't worry. Although we now enable the Streamlit theme by default, you can overwrite it with custom colors or fonts. For example, if you want a chart line to be green instead of the default red, you can do it!
You can disable it
If you want, you can continue using the default theme. Just type
theme=None instead of
theme="streamlit" in your chart commands:
We're confident that your users (and you!) will love this new default theme. Go ahead and give it a try. And check out the other features released in 1.16.0.
Happy Streamlit-ing! 🎈
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.streamlit.io/a-new-streamlit-theme-for-altair-and-plotly/