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Title: CurveEdit Stream#

Description: A linked streams example demonstrating how to use the CurveEdit stream.

Dependencies: Bokeh

Backends: Bokeh

import numpy as np
import holoviews as hv

from holoviews import opts, streams
from holoviews.plotting.links import DataLink


The CurveEdit stream adds a bokeh tool to the source plot, which allows drawing, dragging and deleting points and making the drawn data available to Python. The tool supports the following actions:

Move vertex

Tap and drag an existing vertex, the vertex will be dropped once you let go of the mouse button.

Delete vertex

Tap a vertex to select it then press BACKSPACE or DELETE key while the mouse is within the plot area.

As a simple example we will create a CurveEdit stream and attach it to a Curve with a simple timeseries. By using a DataLink we then link the tool to a Table.

If we select the PointDraw tool () the vertices will appear and allow us to drag and delete vertex. We can also see the x/y position change in the table and edit it. To change the appearance of the vertices we can supply a style to the CurveEdit stream:

curve = hv.Curve(np.random.randn(10).cumsum())

curve_stream = streams.CurveEdit(data=curve.columns(), source=curve, style={'color': 'black', 'size': 10})

table = hv.Table(curve).opts(editable=True)
DataLink(curve, table)

(curve + table).opts(

Whenever the data source is edited the data is synced with Python, both in the notebook and when deployed on the bokeh server. The data is made available as a dictionary of columns:
{'x': [0.0, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0],
 'y': [1.534555575352807,

Alternatively we can use the element property to get an Element containing the returned data:

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