How to plot in Python using Matplotlib

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To create a graph in Python, you can use the matplotlib library. It provides functions for creating various types of charts and plots, including line plots, scatter plots, bar charts, histograms, and more.

Here's an example of how to create a simple line plot in Python using matplotlib:

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

x = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
y = [2, 4, 6, 8, 10]

plt.plot(x, y)
plt.xlabel("X Axis")
plt.ylabel("Y Axis")
plt.title("Line Plot Example")

In this example, the x and y lists represent the data to be plotted on the x-axis and y-axis, respectively. The plot function is used to plot the data, and the xlabel, ylabel, and title functions are used to add labels to the x-axis, y-axis, and the plot title, respectively. The show function is used to display the plot.

For more advanced usage, you can also customize the appearance of the plot, add multiple plots to the same figure, and more. Check the matplotlib documentation for more information.