Drawing An Area Plot Using Pandas Series In Python

Overview:

  • An area plot is obtained from a line chart by filling the area between the line and the axis with a colour.
  • Compared to the line chart, it is easy to understand the trend of the graph or data using an area plot because of the presence of the coloured area.
  • An area plot can be drawn from the data present in a pandas Series using the plot.area() function. Note that plot is a member/attribute of the pandas Series class.
  • To draw an area plot for a pandas DataFrame, the area() function can be called on the plot instance of the pandas.DataFrame object.

Example:

# Example Python program to draw an Area Plot

# for the data present in a pandas.Series object

 

import pandas as pds

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

 

# Distance covered on each day as a Python list

distanceCovered = [400, 75, 10, 350, 200];

 

# Create a pandas Series using the Python list

series = pds.Series(distanceCovered, index=("Day 1", "Day 2", "Day 3", "Day 4", "Day 5"));

 

# Draw an area plot

series.plot.area(title="Distance travelled(in miles)");

plt.show(block=True);

 

 

Output:

Drawing an area plot using Python for the data present in a pandas.Series instance


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