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Python visual on the Service doesn't render as in PBI Desktop

I'm trying to post a 3D scatter plot on the Service but I am getting the error. If I remove the ax formatting I get it, but it's not what I expect.

Does anyone know any alternative?

Below is the error message, a screenshot of how it beautifully looks on Desktop and what I could get on the Service.

To replicate it I am providing the M code to generate the data and the Python viz (ax formatting lines commented with #).


Script Runtime Error


[S-ecccd5b8-55de-460e-b32a-be84188e4e5c]NotImplementedError: It is not currently possible to manually set the aspect on 3D axes

Please try again later or contact support. If you contact support, please provide these details.

On DesktopOn Desktop On Service, removing the ax formattingOn Service, removing the ax formatting

    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("lZTBasMwDIZfJXiXFEqQbSm1r2kvg1IGG3Rb6KHQwQppC2XvT52uW5eAZ/8Ho0T580myZbWtWuy3h6J8XE3UVK33u6/Pn5enbns8fuyK9UtRLpvn3vUa1ltY72HNT93pXGm1mbZKKDi8rmbByIxcML2HKro9PRD5pnZ3sZPrNzHeBsMykrvGEVFMLoTJMfpdLFm5QHJNoB7kG5BvQL5N8odtMN76//vAgtkwWC2DfAH5kuTXXElfqDf8e7o3xlXva27i+u/TBfQg34J8m+QPu0GPL+64HYZ4BtNhsFwB+QLy/zZIVjqYXhP6AxrBoBFMOkJ8vmVcGIsmZNGSGY3AaARJR4jP9IwhZFJbGp/oOXKMzjH65gI=", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type nullable text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Column1 = _t, Column2 = _t, Column3 = _t, Column4 = _t, Column5 = _t, Column6 = _t, Column7 = _t]),
    #"Promoted Headers" = Table.PromoteHeaders(Source, [PromoteAllScalars=true]),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(#"Promoted Headers",{{"Z", type number}, {"Y", type number}, {"X", type number}, {"Planned WT (LBS)", type number}, {"Width (IN)", type number}, {"Diam (IN)", type number}})
    #"Changed Type"



# The following code to create a dataframe and remove duplicated rows is always executed and acts as a preamble for your script: 

# dataset = pandas.DataFrame(Diam (IN), X, Y, Z, Width (IN), Railcar)
# dataset = dataset.drop_duplicates()

# Paste or type your script code here:

df = dataset

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from mpl_toolkits.mplot3d import Axes3D
from matplotlib.path import Path
import numpy as np

def plot_cylinder(x, y, z, r, h, cylinder_color):

    if y == 0:
        y = r
    elif y > 0:
        y = y + r + 5

    def data_for_cylinder_along_z(center_x,center_y,radius,height_z):
        z = np.linspace(0, height_z, 50)
        theta = np.linspace(0, 2*np.pi, 50)
        theta_grid, z_grid=np.meshgrid(theta, z + h)
        x_grid = radius*np.cos(theta_grid) + center_x
        y_grid = radius*np.sin(theta_grid) + center_y
        return x_grid,y_grid,z_grid
    Xc,Yc,Zc = data_for_cylinder_along_z(x+r, y, r, z)
                    color= cylinder_color,

fig = plt.figure(figsize=(7,4))
ax = Axes3D(fig)

#ax.set_xlim3d(0, 600)
#ax.set_ylim3d(0, 108)
#ax.set_zlim3d(0, 154)

#ax.set_zticks(np.arange(0, 154, step=10))

#ax.set_yticks(np.arange(0, 108, step=25))

#ax.set_xticks(np.arange(0, 600, step=25))

#ax.set_aspect('equal', adjustable='box')

for i, row in df.iterrows():
        int(row['Width (IN)']),
        int(row['Diam (IN)']) / 2,

ax.view_init(30, -40)


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I can see it in the workspace. It just doesn't render when I use the ax formatting properties and methods 😞


Setting it to "auto"  i get this in the desktop



and this in the service



It looks a little better, but not quite what I wanted/expected.

Am I right in affirming there is no way yet of keeping the real proportions among the axes?

Don't know about that but there is certainly some version mismatch and/or deprecation involved.

Super User
Super User

Are you running the Personal Gateway on your PC?


BTW, your sample data gives me this:



Hi @lbendlin ,

I just published to My Workspace to test. No gateway setup yet.

I would like to have the output like this, in a rectangular aspect ratio, not a square.

Please try uncommenting the lines in the Python viz code to see if you get the same error I got on the Service.

3D Scatter in PBI Desktop.png


My understanding is that you need a personal gateway set up, and running, to see these visuals in the workspace.

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