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Learning pandas by Michael Heydt

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Plotting basics with pandas

The pandas library itself performs data manipulation. It does not provide data visualization capabilities itself. The visualization of data in pandas data structures is handed off by pandas to other robust visualization libraries that are part of the Python ecosystem, most commonly, matplotlib, which is what we will use in this chapter.

All of the visualizations and techniques covered in this chapter can be performed without pandas. These techniques are all available independently in matplotlib. pandas tightly integrates with matplotlib, and by doing this, it is very simple to go directly from pandas data to a matplotlib visualization without having to work with intermediate forms of data.

pandas does not draw the graphs, ...

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