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Python For Data Science Cheat Sheet 3 Plotting With Seaborn

Seaborn Axis Grids

Learn Data Science Interactively at >>> g = sns.FacetGrid(titanic, Subplot grid for plotting conditional >>> h = sns.PairGrid(iris) Subplot grid for plotting pairwise
col="survived", relationships >>> h = relationships
row="sex") >>> sns.pairplot(iris) Plot pairwise bivariate distributions
>>> g =,"age") >>> i = sns.JointGrid(x="x", Grid for bivariate plot with marginal
>>> sns.factorplot(x="pclass", Draw a categorical plot onto a y="y", univariate plots
y="survived", Facetgrid data=data)
Statistical Data Visualization With Seaborn hue="sex",
>>> i = i.plot(sns.regplot,
The Python visualization library Seaborn is based on >>> sns.lmplot(x="sepal_width", Plot data and regression model fits >>> sns.jointplot("sepal_length", Plot bivariate distribution
y="sepal_length", across a FacetGrid "sepal_width",
matplotlib and provides a high-level interface for drawing hue="species", data=iris,
attractive statistical graphics. data=iris) kind='kde')

Categorical Plots Regression Plots

Make use of the following aliases to import the libraries: >>> sns.regplot(x="sepal_width", Plot data and a linear regression
>>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt y="sepal_length", model fit
>>> sns.stripplot(x="species", Scatterplot with one
>>> import seaborn as sns data=iris,
y="petal_length", categorical variable
data=iris) ax=ax)
The basic steps to creating plots with Seaborn are: >>> sns.swarmplot(x="species", Categorical scatterplot with Distribution Plots
y="petal_length", non-overlapping points
1. Prepare some data data=iris) >>> plot = sns.distplot(data.y, Plot univariate distribution
2. Control figure aesthetics Bar Chart kde=False,
3. Plot with Seaborn >>> sns.barplot(x="sex", Show point estimates and
y="survived", confidence intervals with Matrix Plots
4. Further customize your plot hue="class", scatterplot glyphs
>>> sns.heatmap(uniform_data,vmin=0,vmax=1) Heatmap
>>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt Count Plot
import seaborn as sns
tips = sns.load_dataset("tips")
sns.set_style("whitegrid") Step 2
Step 1
>>> sns.countplot(x="deck",
Show count of observations
4 Further Customizations Also see Matplotlib
>>> g = sns.lmplot(x="tip", Step 3
Point Plot Axisgrid Objects
data=tips, >>> sns.pointplot(x="class", Show point estimates and >>> g.despine(left=True) Remove left spine
aspect=2) y="survived", confidence intervals as >>> g.set_ylabels("Survived") Set the labels of the y-axis
>>> g = (g.set_axis_labels("Tip","Total bill(USD)"). hue="sex", rectangular bars >>> g.set_xticklabels(rotation=45) Set the tick labels for x
set(xlim=(0,10),ylim=(0,100))) data=titanic, >>> g.set_axis_labels("Survived", Set the axis labels
Step 4 palette={"male":"g", "Sex")
>>> plt.title("title")
>>> Step 5 "female":"m"}, >>> h.set(xlim=(0,5), Set the limit and ticks of the
markers=["^","o"], ylim=(0,5), x-and y-axis
linestyles=["-","--"]) xticks=[0,2.5,5],

Boxplot yticks=[0,2.5,5])
Data Also see Lists, NumPy & Pandas >>> sns.boxplot(x="alive", Boxplot
>>> import pandas as pd hue="adult_male",
>>> import numpy as np >>> plt.title("A Title") Add plot title
>>> uniform_data = np.random.rand(10, 12) >>> plt.ylabel("Survived") Adjust the label of the y-axis
>>> sns.boxplot(data=iris,orient="h") Boxplot with wide-form data
>>> data = pd.DataFrame({'x':np.arange(1,101), >>> plt.xlabel("Sex") Adjust the label of the x-axis
'y':np.random.normal(0,4,100)}) Violinplot >>> plt.ylim(0,100) Adjust the limits of the y-axis
>>> sns.violinplot(x="age", Violin plot >>> plt.xlim(0,10) Adjust the limits of the x-axis
Seaborn also offers built-in data sets: y="sex", >>> plt.setp(ax,yticks=[0,5]) Adjust a plot property
>>> titanic = sns.load_dataset("titanic") hue="survived", >>> plt.tight_layout() Adjust subplot params
>>> iris = sns.load_dataset("iris") data=titanic)

2 Figure Aesthetics Also see Matplotlib

5 Show or Save Plot Also see Matplotlib
>>> Show the plot
Context Functions >>> plt.savefig("foo.png") Save the plot as a figure
>>> f, ax = plt.subplots(figsize=(5,6)) Create a figure and one subplot >>> plt.savefig("foo.png", Save transparent figure
>>> sns.set_context("talk") Set context to "talk" transparent=True)
>>> sns.set_context("notebook", Set context to "notebook",
Seaborn styles font_scale=1.5, Scale font elements and
>>> sns.set() (Re)set the seaborn default
rc={"lines.linewidth":2.5}) override param mapping Close & Clear Also see Matplotlib
>>> sns.set_style("whitegrid") Set the matplotlib parameters Color Palette >>> plt.cla() Clear an axis
>>> sns.set_style("ticks", Set the matplotlib parameters >>> plt.clf() Clear an entire figure
{"xtick.major.size":8, >>> sns.set_palette("husl",3) Define the color palette >>> plt.close() Close a window
"ytick.major.size":8}) >>> sns.color_palette("husl") Use with with to temporarily set palette
>>> sns.axes_style("whitegrid") Return a dict of params or use with >>> flatui = ["#9b59b6","#3498db","#95a5a6","#e74c3c","#34495e","#2ecc71"]
with to temporarily set the style >>> sns.set_palette(flatui) Set your own color palette DataCamp
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