Creating Latex Labels

This example shows how to create a custom LatexLabel class that uses a third party Javascript library, KaTeX, in order to render LaTeX onto the plot.

import numpy as np

from bokeh.models import Label
from bokeh.plotting import figure, show

JS_CODE = """
import {Label, LabelView} from "models/annotations/label"

export class LatexLabelView extends LabelView
  render: () ->

    #--- Start of copied section from ``Label.render`` implementation

    # Here because AngleSpec does units tranform and label doesn't support specs
    switch @model.angle_units
      when "rad" then angle = -1 * @model.angle
      when "deg" then angle = -1 * @model.angle * Math.PI/180.0

    panel = @model.panel ? @plot_view.frame

    xscale = @plot_view.frame.xscales[@model.x_range_name]
    yscale = @plot_view.frame.yscales[@model.y_range_name]

    sx = if @model.x_units == "data" then xscale.compute(@model.x) else panel.xview.compute(@model.x)
    sy = if @model.y_units == "data" then yscale.compute(@model.y) else panel.yview.compute(@model.y)

    sx += @model.x_offset
    sy -= @model.y_offset

    #--- End of copied section from ``Label.render`` implementation

    # Must render as superpositioned div (not on canvas) so that KaTex
    # css can properly style the text
    @_css_text(@plot_view.canvas_view.ctx, "", sx, sy, angle)

    # ``katex`` is loaded into the global window at runtime
    # katex.renderToString returns a html ``span`` element
    katex.render(@model.text, @el, {displayMode: true})

export class LatexLabel extends Label
  type: 'LatexLabel'
  default_view: LatexLabelView

class LatexLabel(Label):
    """A subclass of the Bokeh built-in `Label` that supports rendering
    LaTex using the KaTex typesetting library.

    Only the render method of LabelView is overloaded to perform the
    text -> latex (via katex) conversion. Note: ``render_mode="canvas``
    isn't supported and certain DOM manipulation happens in the Label
    superclass implementation that requires explicitly setting
    __javascript__ = [""]
    __css__ = [""]
    __implementation__ = JS_CODE

x = np.arange(0.0, 1.0 + 0.01, 0.01)
y = np.cos(2*2*np.pi*x) + 2

p = figure(title="LaTex Demonstration", plot_width=500, plot_height=500)
p.line(x, y)

# Note: must set ``render_mode="css"``
latex = LatexLabel(text="f = \sum_{n=1}^\infty\\frac{-e^{i\pi}}{2^n}!",
                   x=35, y=445, x_units='screen', y_units='screen',
                   render_mode='css', text_font_size='16pt',