Histogram for discrete values with Matplotlib

To plot a histogram for discrete values with matplotlib, we can use hist() method.


  • Set the figure size and adjust the padding between and around the subplots.

  • Make a list of discrete values.

  • Use hist() method to plot data with bins=length of data and edgecolor=black.

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


from matplotlib import pyplot as plt

plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.50, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True

data = [1, 4, 2, 3, 5, 9, 6, 7]
plt.hist(data, bins=len(data), edgecolor='black')


Updated on: 01-Jun-2021

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