Python Data Visualisation for Business Analyst – How to plot Ordered Bar Chart in Python

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Python Data Visualisation for Business Analyst – How to plot Ordered Bar Chart in Python

In this data visualisation tutorial, you will learn How to plot Ordered Bar Chart in Python.

Ordered bar chart conveys the rank order of the items effectively. But adding the value of the metric above the chart, the user gets the precise information from the chart itself.

 

Setup

Run this once before the plot’s code. The individual charts, however, may redefine its own aesthetics.

/* !pip install brewer2mpl */
import numpy as np
import pandas as pd
import matplotlib as mpl
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import seaborn as sns
import warnings; warnings.filterwarnings(action='once')

large = 22; med = 16; small = 12
params = {'axes.titlesize': large,
          'legend.fontsize': med,
          'figure.figsize': (16, 10),
          'axes.labelsize': med,
          'axes.titlesize': med,
          'xtick.labelsize': med,
          'ytick.labelsize': med,
          'figure.titlesize': large}
plt.rcParams.update(params)
plt.style.use('seaborn-whitegrid')
sns.set_style("white")
%matplotlib inline

/* Version */
print(mpl.__version__)  
print(sns.__version__)

 

How to plot Ordered Bar Chart in Python

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/* Prepare Data */
df_raw = pd.read_csv("mpg_ggplot2.csv")
df = df_raw[['cty', 'manufacturer']].groupby('manufacturer').apply(lambda x: x.mean())
df.sort_values('cty', inplace=True)
df.reset_index(inplace=True)

/* Draw plot */
import matplotlib.patches as patches

fig, ax = plt.subplots(figsize=(16,10), facecolor='white', dpi= 80)
ax.vlines(x=df.index, ymin=0, ymax=df.cty, color='firebrick', alpha=0.7, linewidth=20)

/* Annotate Text */
for i, cty in enumerate(df.cty):
    ax.text(i, cty+0.5, round(cty, 1), horizontalalignment='center')


/* Title, Label, Ticks and Ylim */
ax.set_title('Bar Chart for Highway Mileage', fontdict={'size':22})
ax.set(ylabel='Miles Per Gallon', ylim=(0, 30))
plt.xticks(df.index, df.manufacturer.str.upper(), rotation=60, horizontalalignment='right', fontsize=12)

/* Add patches to color the X axis labels */
p1 = patches.Rectangle((.57, -0.005), width=.33, height=.13, alpha=.1, facecolor='green', transform=fig.transFigure)
p2 = patches.Rectangle((.124, -0.005), width=.446, height=.13, alpha=.1, facecolor='red', transform=fig.transFigure)
fig.add_artist(p1)
fig.add_artist(p2)
plt.show()

 

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