How to Create a Count Plot in Seaborn

2021-01-21

Intro

When analyzing the distribution of a categorical variable, it is helpful to use a count plot. For example, we were were looking at the sales of ice cream per flavor, we could use a count plot to easily visualize the number of ice cream purchases grouped by the flavor. In this article, we will see how to create a count plot in Seaborn.

Creating a Count Plot

To create a count plot in seaborn, we use the countplot method where we pass a dataframe to the data named parameter and the a column name to the x named paramater. Below, we load the titanic data set and count passengers by the ticket class.

import seaborn as sns

titanic = sns.load_dataset("titanic")

sns.countplot(x = "class",
			  data = titanic)
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