PowerShell ScottPlot

Uses Polyglot Interactive Notebooks to demonstrate the capabilities of ScottPlot via PowerShell.

Repo: https://github.com/dfinke/PowerShellScottPlot

Check out the video

This walks through creating data visualizations with PowerShell and ScottPlot in the interactive notebook rendering visualizations inline.


Is a free and open-source plotting library for .NET that makes it easy to interactively display large datasets.

How to run

  • Follow these instructions to setup VS Code and the Polyglot Interactive Notebooks extension
  • Clone the repo locally git clone https://github.com/dfinke/PowerShellScottPlot.git
  • Finally, open the ScottPlot.ipynb file in VS Code


There are two helper PowerShell scripts.

  • ScottPlotHelper.ps1
    • Loads the ScottPlot.dll and psgraphNB.ps1
    • Has the Show-ScottPlotInNotebook function
      • Show-ScottPlotInNotebook $plt "$pwd\test.png"
      • Takes a ScottPlot plot, and name of the image file to generate
      • Generates the image file
      • Calls the Show-ImageInNotebook function from psgraphNB.ps1
      • Then removes the image file
  • PSGraphNB.ps1
    • Has the Show-ImageInNotebook function
      • Show-ImageInNotebook "$pwd\test.png"
      • Takes the name of the image file to display
      • Displays the image in the output cell of the notebook

What’s in the notebook

A simple way to share Polyglot Notebooks

Check out the rendered notebook and charts here in nbviewer.

Here’s some of what you can do