# Category: Matplotlib

# 76. Matplotlib: Adding shaded areas to charts

*plt.fill_between* may be used to add shaded areas to charts. By using the alpha (transparency) argument shaded areas may overlap.

```
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
y1 = [60, 65, 65, 70, 75]
y1_max = [70, 73, 70, 78, 82]
y1_min = [55, 58, 61, 62, 68]
y2 = [45, 50, 55, 55, 55]
y2_max = [53, 55, 63, 60, 62]
y2_min = [35, 45, 52, 52, 50]
plt.plot(x, y1)
plt.plot(x, y2, linestyle ='dashed')
# alpha adjusts transparency, higher alpha --> darker grey
# Or color could be set to, for example '0.2', but using transparency allows
# overlapping shaded areas
plt.fill_between(x, y1_min, y1_max, color = 'k', alpha = 0.1)
plt.fill_between(x, y2_min, y2_max, color = 'k', alpha = 0.1)
plt.show()
```

# 52. Matplotlib: Violin plots

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Violin plots are an alternative to box plots. They show the spread of data in the form of a distribution plot along the y axis. Some people love them. Others don’t! See what you think. Continue reading “52. Matplotlib: Violin plots”

# 51. Matplotlib: Adding error bars to charts

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## Adding error bars to line plots

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# 50. Matplotlib: Adding contour lines to a heatmap

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Here will will add contour lines to a heat map.

We’ll use something a little more interesting for the array of values, we’ll define a Mandlebrot fractal function. We have build a 1,000 and 1,000 array and calculate z as a Mandlebrot function of x and y.

The heatmap is drawn with *plt.imshow*, and then contour lines are added with *plt.contour*. Continue reading “50. Matplotlib: Adding contour lines to a heatmap”

# 47. Linear regression with scipy.stats

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# 46. Matplotlib: Creating a grid of subplots

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There are various ways of creating subplots in Matplotlib.

Here we will use add_subplot to bring four plots together.

It is also worth looking at *subplot2grid* if you want plots of different sizes bought together. Continue reading “46. Matplotlib: Creating a grid of subplots”