How to plot an histogram using Matplotlib• 1 min
Histograms are extremely useful when you want to do some data exploration.
With histograms you 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 histogram plot, using the matplotlib library.
As we can see we are using the axes.hist() method that will plot an histogram of passed 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 plot histograms.
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