How to add a grid to a plot using Matplotlib

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Here is a simple example of a scatter plot, using the matplotlib library.

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import pandas as pd

# We read a sample dataset from the web.
df = pd.read_csv('')

fig, axes = plt.subplots(1,1, figsize=(8,6))

# We do a boxplot plot on the axes
axes.scatter(df["sepal_width"], df["sepal_length"])

# We set a title
axes.set_title("Sepal Length Scatter")

#Set the axis labels
axes.set_xlabel("Sepal Width")
axes.set_ylabel("Sepal Length")

# Add the grid

# Fixing the layout to fit the size

# Showing the plot
A example of an scatter plot using the Matplotlib library

As we can see here, we are using the axes.grid() method that will add a grid to any kind of plot.

In this example, we are plotting the sepal_width versus the sepal_length column.

Here is the result.

Scatter plot with grid.

Here you are ! You now know how to make boxplots.

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