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Automatic plotting

Datalore supports automatic plotting for pandas DataFrames. With this feature, you can quickly get a visualization of your data, customize it, and export the result as a code for your notebook.

Generate and customize your data visualization

  1. When your data is ready, switch to the Visualize tab from your output. You will get a point chart representing the data from the first two columns of your DataFrame.

    Automatically plotted line chart
  2. Customize your visualization:

    • For the chart type, expand the Plot type list and select one of the options :

      • Point(default)

      • Line

      • Bar

      • Area

      • Correlation

      Selecting a plot type
    • To set up a color palette, expand Color list and select a column.

    • By default, the graph represents the data from the first two columns of your DataFrame. To plot other data, expand the list for axis X or Y and select a column.

      Selecting a column for axis Y

Visualization code export

You can export visualization code to a chart or code cell. That way, you can:

  • Apply advanced customization to your plot

  • Save your customized plot for demonstrations after the notebook is published (the Visualization tab not being available in the published version)

To export your visualization code, click Export to chart cell or export to code cell below the customization options to the left of the plot.

The code that builds the graph will be added to your notebook in a new respective type cell.

Exported code with the graph in the output

Visualize tab and chart cell compared

While both elements allow you to plot your data quickly and with no coding involved, they are not the same:

  • Visualize tab: Plotting is performed on the client side. Created visualizations are mainly used for quick exploratory analysis on sampled datasets.

  • Chart cells: Plotting is performed on the server side. The feature facilitates collaboration and allows to build multilayered charts based on datasets of any size. Find more information in Chart cells.

Last modified: 09 September 2022