I am going through some of the documentation to get more familiar with Holoviews. I was a little frustrated that the first example on the Introduction page references local files. I was able to figure out it was referencing files in the Git repo but I expect a large percentage of people would not figure that out.
The examples loading from a csv file could be modified to load the data directly from the Git repo using the url to the csv:
station_info = pd.read_csv('https://raw.githubusercontent.com/holoviz/holoviews/master/examples/assets/station_info.csv')
I don’t think there is a way to directly load the npz files. Perhaps the best solution is to add a hyperlink to download the files?
Making the examples easier to run for new people should make getting started more approachable.