# Plotting Networks#

PyPSA has several functions available for plotting networks with different colors/widths/labels on buses and branches.

## Static plotting with matplotlib#

Static plots of networks can be created that use the library
matplotlib. This is meant for use with
Jupyter notebooks, but can also be used to
generate image files.
To plot a network with matplotlib run
`network.plot()`

, see `pypsa.Network.plot()`

for details.

See also the SciGRID matplotlib example and the Flow plotting matplotlib example.

## Interactive plotting with plotly#

Interactive plots of networks can be created that use the d3js-based library plotly (this uses JavaScript and SVGs). This is
meant for use with Jupyter notebooks.
To plot a network with plotly run
`network.iplot()`

, see `pypsa.Network.iplot()`

for details.