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# How do I make histograms in Python with Pandas and Seaborn? Histograms are excellent for visualizing the distributions of a single variable and are indispensable for an initial research analysis with fewer variables.

Under Python you can easily create histograms in different ways. Here we see examples of making a histogram with Pandace and Seaborn.

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We will use the Gapminder dataset and download it directly from the website of the carpentry software.

How to make a histogram with pandas

We use Pandace’s histogram function to create a histogram that shows the distribution of life expectancy in years in our data. One of the most important arguments for making histograms is the number of bins. Here it is specified with the argument boxes. It essentially defines the shape of the histogram. When making a histogram you always have to experiment with a few different bunkers.

 1 gapminder[‘lifeExp’].hist(bins=100) Histogram of Pandasa

Let’s change the bins to 10 and see what the histogram looks like. Histogram of pandas: smaller bunkers

We see that a histogram with a small number of containers doesn’t immediately look that big, small distribution details can easily disappear. If the number of containers is really important, you can see more details in the histogram.

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The standard histogram that Pandace creates is quite simple and can be used for the first run to get a quick overview of the distribution of the data. But not very good for a complete presentation of the data.

For example, the panda histogram has no labels for the x and y axes. Let’s do a histogram with Pandace.

We start by removing the grid we see on the histogram using grid =False as one of the arguments of the Pandas hist function. We can also define the size of the character on the x and y axis by specifying the x-label size/ylabel size.

Then enter our label with the font size on the x-axis and the label with the font size on the y-axis. We can also specify the range of the x-axis we want to show in our histogram. To configure these options, we directly use the plt object of the matplotlib, because that is easier.

 1 2 3 4 gapminder[‘lifeExp’].hist(bins=100, grid=false, xlabelsize=12, ylabelsize=12) plt.xlabel (life expectancy, policy = 15) plt.ylabel (frequency, font = 15) plt.xlim([22.0,90.0]). Customize Panda histogram

The histogram above is now much better, with easy-to-read labels.

Sometimes we have to display our histogram on the logarithmic scale. Let’s see how we plot our x-axis on the logarithmic scale. We can use the plt object plotlib and define the scale of the x-axis with the function xscale=’log’.

 1 2 3 4 gapminder[‘gdpPercap’].hist(bins=1000,grid=false) plt.xlabel(gdpPercap, font size=15) plt.ylabel (frequency, font = 15) plt.xscale(logbook) Histogram with logarithmic scale in pandas

How do I create a Seaborn Histogram in Python?

The Seaborn Diagram Drawing Library has a built-in function for creating histograms. The Seaborn function for drawing the histogram is the distplot for plotting the distribution. As usual, Seaborn can use a column from the panda data frame as an argument to create a histogram.

 1 sns.distplot(gapminder[‘lifeExp’])

By default, several elements are included in the Seaborn histogram. Seaborn can derive the x-axis marking and range from this. To draw the histogram, the basket size is automatically selected. Density curve on nautical charts in addition to the histogram. Histogram with maritime shipping

Let’s get a histogram of Seaborn. The Seaborn function offers many possibilities to select and customize our histogram.

First we remove the density line that Seaborn automatically draws, change the colour and then increase the number of containers. We can use Seaborne’s displacer argument kde=false to remove the density line on the histogram, the argument color=’red to change the color of the histogram, then bins=100 to increase the number of bins. Then we have the following story.

 1 sns.distplot(gapminder[‘lifeExp’], kde=wrong, color=’red’, bins=100) Setting up a histogram with Seaborns

Let’s use the matplotlib plt object to make other settings. Specify the x-axis marker and size, the y-axis marker and size, and the name and size. We can use xlabel, ylabel and a plt-header with a font argument to configure

 1 2 3 4 sns.distplot(gapminder[‘lifeExp’], kde=wrong, color=’red’, bins=100) plt.title (life expectancy, font size=18) plt.xlabel (‘lifetime Exp (years)’, font size=16) plt.ylabel (‘frequency’, font size=16)

And now the histogram is going to love it, and it’s a lot better than the first one we did. Making a histogram with Seaborns: Changing markers on the x-axis

How to make multiple histograms with Seaborn in Python

So far we have only visualized one variable in the form of a histogram. Sometimes we want to visualize the distribution of multiple variables in the form of multiple histograms or density plots. We use the Seaborn distribution to create histograms of multiple variables/divisions. Viewing different variables such as histograms can be useful as long as the number of distributions is not really important.

Let’s start with two variables and display them first as histograms. Let’s use the Gapmainers data and create histograms for the variable.

The basic idea when creating multiple histograms is to first create a histogram of a variable and then add the next histogram to an existing design object.
In this example we make a histogram of life expectancy for two continents, Africa and America. To do this, we first define the original data frame for Africa and then create a histogram with the distribution.

 1 2 df = gapminder [gapminder.continent == ‘Africa’]. sns.distplot(df[‘lifeExp’], kde=false, label=’Africa’)

Then set the data frame for America and make the histogram chart an extra layer.

 1 2 df = gapminder [gapminder.continent == ‘America’]. sns.distplot(df[‘lifeExp’], kde=false, label=’america’)

Then we can use the plt object to configure the labels of our histogram as before.

 1 2 3 4 5 plt.legend(prop={‘size: 12})). plt.title (life expectancy of two continents) plt.xlabel (Lifespan Exp (years)) plt.ylabel (density) Different histograms with Seaborne

How can I increase the density curves with Seaborn in Python?

Sometimes making a density curve is more useful than making histograms. We can make density curves like above, but with the argument hist = False in the Seaborn distribution.

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 df = gapminder [gapminder.continent == ‘Africa’]. sns.distplot(df[‘lifeExp’], hist = false, kde = true, label = ‘Africa’) df = gapminder [gapminder.continent == ‘America’]. sns.distplot(df[‘lifeExp’], hist = false, kde = true, label = ‘America’) plt.legend(prop={‘size: 12})). plt.title (life expectancy vs. continents) plt.xlabel (Lifespan Exp (years)) plt.ylabel (density) Density curves of a multiple histogram with Seaborne

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