23 Is plotly free & secure?
api_create() function to upload plotly graphs to your account, but a https://plot.ly account is not required to use plotly.
Moreover, the data behind a plotly graph won’t leave the computer you’re viewing it on, unless:
- You sign up for a plotly cloud account and use the
api_create()function to upload your graph or data. This service is free for public-facing graphs, but private hosting costs money.
- You add the ‘send data to cloud’ modebar button. By default, this button is not included, but you can add it by doing
config(p, cloud = TRUE).
In other words, unless you specifically request otherwise, your graph runs entirely offline (i.e. no requests to external services are made). That means you can be confident that your data is not being shared with anyone/anything without your knowledge.