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How can Bokeh library be used to plot horizontal bar plots using Python?
Visualizing data is an important steps since it helps understand what is going on in the data without actually looking at the numbers and performing complicated computations.
Bokeh can be easily used in conjunction with NumPy, Pandas, and other Python packages. It can be used to produce interactive plots, dashboards, and so on.
It helps in communicating the quantitative insights to the audience effectively.
Matplotlib and Seaborn produce static plots, whereas Bokeh produces interactive plots. This means when the user interacts with these plots, they change accordingly.
Plots can be embedded as output of Flask or Django enabled web applications. Jupyter notebook can also be used to render these plots.
Dependencies of Bokeh −
Numpy Pillow Jinja2 Packaging Pyyaml Six Tornado Python−dateutil
Installation of Bokeh on Windows command prompt
pip3 install bokeh
Installation of Bokeh on Anaconda prompt
conda install bokeh
Following is an example −
from bokeh.plotting import figure, output_file, show fig = figure(plot_width = 400, plot_height = 200) fig.hbar(y = [2, 5, 9, 1], height = 1, left = 0, right = [1, 6, 3, 9], color = "Cyan") output_file('bar plot.html') show(fig)
The required packages are imported, and aliased.
The figure function is called by passing width and height of plot.
The ‘output_file’ function is called to mention the name of the html file that will be generated.
The ‘hbar’ function present in Bokeh is called along with data points.
The ‘show’ function is used to display the plot.
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