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Plotly API rate limits

Plotly API rate limits

Updated August 01, 2017

Introduction

Plotly throttles the number of requests made to its servers. This keeps server traffic and costs manageable while still providing a useful experience. If you exceed the number of allowed requests for your plan, you will receive a message and have to wait 1 to 24 hours to make additional requests.

The Plotly Web App uses the V2 version of the Plotly API. While the popular API libraries (Python, R, MATLAB) use both the V1 and V2 versions of the Plotly API.

Limits on Requests to Plotly Servers

While many functions use the API, The API limits are as follows:

API client Exceptions Per Day Per Hour API Version
Python, Arduino, R, MATLAB None 50 30 V1
Plotly Web App (plot.ly) GET requests are not limited 1000 None V2

Upgrading

To avoid limits in requests to Plotly servers, you have the option to upgrade to a Professional Plan.

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