Today I plotted some data which I intend to use in a blog post. The Google Docs output I was working with wasn't exactly that pleasant to look at, so I figured it was a good excuse to give Bokeh a try.

I was installing from source and found that on doing pip install -r requirements.txt that the install of gevent was failing:

gevent/libevent.h:9:19: fatal error: event.h: No such file or directory

compilation terminated.

error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1

Thanks to this post for the fix which was simply to apt-get install libevent-dev before doing the pip install.

Not done much with yet apart from installing it and getting the bundled examples to run, but it's quite nice that you can embed plots directly into HTML. Take a look at the demo here.

Edit 11/12/2013: I forgot to add that on trying out Bokeh, I couldn't actually get one of their tutorials to work as it should. Rather than two plots on the same set of axes, I was getting two separate plots on two different sets of axes… As this is something I actually needed for work, I reverted back to matplotlib as a result. So Bokeh looks promising, but might be worth trying again in a few months.