How to show mean in a box plot in Python Matploblib?

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To show mean in a box plot, we can use showmeans=True in the argument of boxplot() method.


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

  • Create a random dataset.

  • Create a new figure or activate an existing figure using figure() method.

  • Add an axes to the current figure as a subplot arrangement.

  • Make a box and whisker plot using boxplot() method.

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


import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np

plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.50, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True
data = np.random.rand(100, 5)
fig = plt.figure()
ax = fig.add_subplot(111)
bp = ax.boxplot(data, 'd', showmeans=True)


Updated on 03-Jun-2021 12:48:06