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[submitted] pysymlog - Symmetric (signed) logarithm scale for your python plots

This package provides some utilities for binning, normalizing colors, wrangling tick marks, and more, in symmetric logarithm space. That is, for numbers spanning positive and negative values, working in log scale with a transition through zero, down to some threshold. This can be quite useful for representing data that span many scales like standard log-space, but that include values of zero (that might be returned by physical measurement) or even negative values (for example offsets from some reference, or things like temperatures). This package provides convenient functions for creating 1D and 2D histograms and symmetric log bins, generating logspace-like arrays through zero and managing matplotlib major and minor ticks in symlog space, as well as bringing symmetric log scaling functionality to plotly.

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