# How to do a boxplot with Matplotlib

• 1 minHistograms are **extremely **useful when you want to do some **data exploration.**

With boxplot, you can have visual representation of a distribution and can **determine **what **kind **of **data **you are looking at.

Is there an observable **minima** and **maxima**, what is the sample **average **you can get if you randomly take some observations ?

Here is a simple example of an **boxplot,** using the matplotlib library.

As we can see we are using the **axes.boxplot() **method that will plot an boxplot given a list or pd.Series of values.

In this example, we are plotting the histogram of the **sepal_length **column.

Here is the result.

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

# More on plots

If you want to know more about how to add labels, plot different types of plots, etc... checkout the other articles I wrote on the topic, just here :