Adding blocks to your app
In the previous section, we saw that apps are comprised of multiple Blocks, which wrap up Python objects, such as Pandas DataFrames, Visualizations, and Markdown. Datapane also includes layout blocks to add tabs, pages, and interactive selects to your apps.
We are always adding new blocks, and if you have some ideas on what you would like to use in your apps, please suggest one on our Feedback Portal
Datapane supports the following Blocks. More in-depth documentation is provided in our blocks catalog.
Nesting of Blocks
Except for Page blocks, every block can be nested inside a layout block, meaning you can build arbitrarily complex apps. In addition, most blocks take optional
caption parameters and display those to your viewers.
Default Block Handling
As well as explicitly specifying your block type (for instance, by using
dp.Plot), Datapane will try and choose the best block for your object if you pass it in directly, for instance as follows:
The defaults are as follows:
|Object Type||Datapane Block|
|Matplotlib / Seaborn||