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Adding Hover Actions

In this lesson you will add hover actions to your last visualization. For this you’ll employ Bokeh’s HoverTool() to show a tooltip when the cursor crosses paths with a glyph.

To further explore the capabilities of the HoverTool(), see the HoverTool guide.

File: ThreePointAttVsPctHover.py

# Bokeh Libraries
from bokeh.plotting import figure, show
from bokeh.io import output_file
from bokeh.models import ColumnDataSource, NumeralTickFormatter, HoverTool

# Import the data
from read_nba_data import three_takers

# Output to file
output_file('three_point_att_vs_pct.html',
            title='Three-Point Attempts vs. Percentage')

# Store the data in a ColumnDataSource
three_takers_cds = ColumnDataSource(three_takers)

#Specify the selection tools to be made available
select_tools = ['box_select', 'lasso_select', 'poly_select', 'tap', 'reset']

# Format the tooltip
tooltips = [
            ('Player', '@name'),
            ('Three-Pointers Made', '@play3PM'),
            ('Three-Pointers Attempted', '@play3PA'),
            ('Three-Point Percentage', '@pct3PM{00.0%}')   
           ]

# Create the figure
fig = figure(plot_height=400,
             plot_width=600,
             x_axis_label='Three-Point Shots Attempted',
             y_axis_label='Percentage Made',
             title='3PT Shots Attempted vs. Percentage Made (min. 100 3PA), 2017-18',
             toolbar_location='below',
             tools=select_tools)

# Format the y-axis tick label as percentages
fig.yaxis[0].formatter = NumeralTickFormatter(format='00.0%')

# Add square representing each player
fig.square(x='play3PA',
           y='pct3PM',
           source=three_takers_cds,
           color='royalblue',
           selection_color='deepskyblue',
           nonselection_color='lightgray',
           nonselection_alpha=0.3)

# Add the HoverTool to the figure
fig.add_tools(HoverTool(tooltips=tooltips))

# Visualize
show(fig)

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