Plots for Common Lisp

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A library for plotting with Common Lisp
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Table of Contents

  1. About the Project
  2. Getting Started
  3. Usage
  4. Roadmap
  5. Resources
  6. Contributing
  7. License
  8. Contact

About the Project

The Plot system provides a way to visualise data. It includes functions for text-based plotting that work in the REPL, and JavaScript visualisations that are rendered in a browser. It is designed as a front end 'grammar', modeled after that Grammar of Graphics and implemented with various back ends. Currently only Vega-Lite is complete as a backend. It is integrated with data-frame, but can also be used independently.

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Getting Started

To get a local copy up and running follow these steps:


An ANSI Common Lisp implementation. Developed and tested with SBCL and CCL.


  1. Clone the repository
    cd ~/quicklisp/local-projects &&
    git clone
  2. Reset the ASDF source-registry to find the new system (from the REPL)
  3. Load the system
    (ql:quickload :plot)


For examples, please refer to the Documentation.


See the open issues for a list of proposed features (and known issues).


This system is part of the Lisp-Stat project; that should be your first stop for information. Also see the community page for more information.


Contributions are what make the open source community such an amazing place to be learn, inspire, and create. Any contributions you make are greatly appreciated. Please see CONTRIBUTING for details on the code of conduct, and the process for submitting pull requests.


Distributed under the MS-PL License. See LICENSE for more information.


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Dependencies (10)

  • alexandria
  • cl-spark
  • cl-who
  • dfio
  • iterate
  • lass
  • let-plus
  • numerical-utilities
  • select
  • yason

Dependents (0)

    • GitHub
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