About Us

HoloViz is a collaboration between the maintainers of several Python packages, including HoloViews, GeoViews, hvPlot, Datashader, Param, Colorcet, and Panel.

The authors of these tools are working together closely to help make them into a coherent solution to a wide range of Python visualization problems.

If you like HoloViz, please tweet a screenshot of your latest creation at @HoloViz_org, linking to holoviz.org along with any other library you relied on (@HoloViews, @Datashader, @Panel_org, @Bokeh, @Matplotlib, etc.). Thanks!

There is an active open source community around HoloViz, and contributions from anyone are welcome. Contributions of any sort are valuable, including new documentation, plus bug reports and fixes to code or documentation that might seem trivial (HoloViz is partly about having as many of those ironed out as possible!). Please go ahead and open a pull request or create a new issue :)

While the HoloViz team itself maintains a number of packages on HoloViz’s GitHub, HoloViz depends on and supports a number of other open-source libraries; for more information, see HoloViz’s detailed background.

The entire HoloViz stack is open source, free for commercial and non-commercial use. However, if you are lucky enough to be in a position to fund developers to work on HoloViz, you can contact sales@anaconda.com, or you can also collaborate with HoloViz via Quansight’s open source partnerships.

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Acknowledgements and prior funding

HoloViz libraries have been supported by a variety of different funding mechanisms since 2003:

  • Human Brain Project grant 1R01-MH66991 to the University of Texas Department of Computer Sciences from the U.S. National Institutes of Mental Health, supporting the initial development of the Param library.

  • Grants EP/F500385/1 and BB/F529254/1 to the University of Edinburgh Doctoral Training Centre in Neuroinformatics and Computational Neuroscience from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, and Medical Research Council, supporting the initial development of the HoloViews library.

  • Contracts to Continuum Analytics, Inc. supporting the initial development of GeoViews (from the UK Met Office), Datashader and Colorcet (from In-Q-Tel), and Panel (from the US Army Corps of Engineers ERDC).

  • Contracts to Anaconda, Inc. from many other government agencies and corporations, contributing to the maintenance and development of all the HoloViz libraries.