Getting information for bins in Matplotlib histogram function

To get information for bins in matplotlib histogram function, we can take the following steps −

  • Create a list of numbers for data and bins.

  • Compute the histogram of a set of data using histogram() method.

  • Get the hist and edges from the histogram (step 2).

  • Find the frequency in a histogram.

  • Make a bar with bins (Step 1) and freq (step 4) data.

  • To display the figure, use show() method.


import numpy as np
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.00, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True
a = [-0.125, .15, 8.75, 72.5, -44.245, 88.45]
bins = np.arange(-180, 181, 20)
hist, edges = np.histogram(a, bins)
freq = hist/float(hist.sum())[:-1], freq, width=20, align="edge", ec="k", color='red')


Updated on: 11-May-2021


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