Building A Gantt Chart With Plotly

Ellen Talbot shows us how to embrace our inner micromanagers:

Something a little different today for a quick chat about my latest project and why I’m finding the plotly package so helpful!

Are you like me and physically can’t function unless you’ve got a to do list in front of you? Well even if you’re not, imagine my pain while I’m wearing my non – Locke Data hat and trying to plan out the final year of my PhD thesis!

I needed something that updated easily, something visual and something to keep my supervisors in the know. I’ve previously made gantt charts using LaTeX but found it ridiculously clunky to get working and decided there had to be a better way. And if I could include interactivity then all the better, which is how I discovered plotly.

Admittedly, I like gantt charts more than almost any developer I’ve ever met.  They always look so pretty and are wonderful depictions of a world which will never be.

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