The Explorer is a Panel-based web application with which you can easily explore your data. While using .hvplot() is a convenient way to create plots from data, it assumes some a piori knowledge about the data itself and its structure, and also knowdlege about .hvplot()’s API. The Explorer is a graphical interface that offers a simple way to select and visualize the kind of plot you want to see your data with, and many options to customize that plot.

import hvplot
from bokeh.sampledata.penguins import data as df