How to Create a Rug Plot in Seaborn

2021-01-19

Intro

A rug plot is a simple plot to explore distributions of a continous variable. For example, let's say you want to explore salaries of employees. A rug plot will add a line for each salaray creating a dark dense area where the majority of salaries are located. In this article, we will see how to create a rug plot with Seaborn.

How to Create a Rug Plot

to create a rug plot in seaborn, we use the rugplot method. We can pass a dataframe to this method and specify which column/feature to use on the x-axis with the x parameter. There is no use for the y-axis in a rug plot. Below, we create a rug plot using the build in tips dataset.

import seaborn as sns

sns.set_theme()

tips = sns.load_dataset("tips")

sns.rugplot(data = tips,
			x = "total_bill")
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