# 2D Histogram Contour in Julia

How to make 2D Histogram Contour plots in Julia with Plotly.

## 2D Histogram Contours or Density Contours

A 2D histogram contour plot, also known as a density contour plot, is a 2-dimensional generalization of a histogram which resembles a contour plot but is computed by grouping a set of points specified by their `x`

and `y`

coordinates into bins, and applying an aggregation function such as `count`

or `sum`

(if `z`

is provided) to compute the value to be used to compute contours. This kind of visualization (and the related 2D histogram, or density heatmap) is often used to manage over-plotting, or situations where showing large data sets as scatter plots would result in points overlapping each other and hiding patterns.

### 2D Histograms with Graph Objects

#### Basic 2D Histogram Contour

```
using PlotlyJS, Distributions
x = rand(Uniform(-1,1), 500)
y = rand(Uniform(-1,1), 500)
plot(histogram2dcontour(x=x,y=y))
```

#### 2D Histogram Contour Colorscale

```
using PlotlyJS, Distributions
x = rand(Uniform(-1,1), 500)
y = rand(Uniform(-1,1), 500)
plot(histogram2dcontour(x=x,y=y, colorscale="Blues"))
```

#### 2D Histogram Contour Styled

```
using PlotlyJS, Distributions
x = rand(Uniform(-1,1), 500)
y = rand(Uniform(-1,1), 500)
plot(histogram2dcontour(
x = x,
y = y,
colorscale = "Jet",
contours = attr(
showlabels = true,
labelfont = attr(
family = "Raleway",
color = "white"
)
),
hoverlabel = attr(
bgcolor = "white",
bordercolor = "black",
font = attr(
family = "Raleway",
color = "black"
)
)
))
```

#### 2D Histogram Contour Subplot

```
using PlotlyJS
t = range(-1, stop=1.2, length=2000)
x = (t .^ 3) .+ (0.3 .* randn(2000))
y = (t .^ 6) .+ (0.3 .* randn(2000))
trace1 = histogram2dcontour(
x = x,
y = y,
colorscale = "Blues",
reversescale = true,
xaxis = "x",
yaxis = "y"
)
trace2 = scatter(
x = x,
y = y,
xaxis = "x",
yaxis = "y",
mode = "markers",
marker = attr(
color = "rgba(0,0,0,0.3)",
size = 3
)
)
trace3 = histogram(
y = y,
xaxis = "x2",
marker = attr(
color = "rgba(0,0,0,1)"
)
)
trace4 = histogram(
x = x,
yaxis = "y2",
marker = attr(
color = "rgba(0,0,0,1)"
)
)
layout = Layout(
autosize = false,
xaxis = attr(
zeroline = false,
domain = [0,0.85],
showgrid = false
),
yaxis = attr(
zeroline = false,
domain = [0,0.85],
showgrid = false
),
xaxis2 = attr(
zeroline = false,
domain = [0.85,1],
showgrid = false
),
yaxis2 = attr(
zeroline = false,
domain = [0.85,1],
showgrid = false
),
height = 600,
width = 600,
bargap = 0,
hovermode = "closest",
showlegend = false
)
plot([trace1, trace2, trace3, trace4], layout)
```

#### Reference

See https://plotly.com/julia/reference/histogram2dcontour/ for more information and chart attribute options!