property Theme.jupyter_backend: str[source]#

Return or set the jupyter notebook plotting backend.

Jupyter backend to use when plotting. Must be one of the following:

  • 'static' : Display a single static image within the Jupyterlab environment. Still requires that a virtual framebuffer be set up when displaying on a headless server, but does not require any additional modules to be installed.

  • 'client' : Export/serialize the scene graph to be rendered with VTK.js client-side through trame. Requires trame and jupyter-server-proxy to be installed.

  • 'server': Render remotely and stream the resulting VTK images back to the client using trame. This replaces the 'ipyvtklink' backend with better performance. Supports the most VTK features, but suffers from minor lag due to remote rendering. Requires that a virtual framebuffer be set up when displaying on a headless server. Must have at least trame and jupyter-server-proxy installed for cloud/remote Jupyter instances. This mode is also aliased by 'trame'.

  • 'trame': The full Trame-based backend that combines both 'server' and 'client' into one backend. This requires a virtual frame buffer.

  • 'html': The 'client' backend, but able to be embedded.

  • 'none' : Do not display any plots within jupyterlab, instead display using dedicated VTK render windows. This will generate nothing on headless servers even with a virtual framebuffer.


Just show static images.

>>> pv.set_jupyter_backend('static')  

Disable all plotting within JupyterLab and display using a standard desktop VTK render window.

>>> pv.set_jupyter_backend(None)