# How to use the countplot() method of Seaborn

by Abdul Rawoof A R Updated: Aug 17, 2023

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Seaborn countplot is a visualization offered by the Seaborn library in Python. Matplotlib is the foundation of Seaborn. It offers a higher-level interface for creating informative and attractive statistical graphics. You use the countplot function to create bar plots. It displays the frequency or count of categorical variables.

In a countplot, the x-axis represents the categories of a categorical variable. The y-axis represents the count or frequency of occurrences of each category. The dataset has bars for each category. The bar's height shows how many times it occurred. Here are some examples:

• Counts: The countplot shows how many observations are in each category.
• Proportions: You can convert the counts into proportions by normalizing the y-axis. You can divide each count by the total number of observations.
• Medians: While countplot itself doesn't show medians. To include the middle value, find the median for each category and show them on top.

A countplot is like a histogram or a bar graph for some categorical area. We need to import the seaborn library into our project to use the seaborn count plot. Without it, we cannot use the countplot function in the project; it will show an error message. Countplots are plots that graph a certain column to show the number of times an item occurs in a data set. To plot a simple count plot, we only have to pass the dataset and a variable to either the x or y parameters of the method. The input for matplotlib color determines the color of all the elements. Set desaturated colors for large patches if you want the plot colors to match the input color. We are using the tips dataset in this article. Since hue requires a categorical variable, the variable sex is being passed to it. The y parameter needs a categorical variable because the countplot is a categorical plot.

Here is an example of how to use the countplot() method of Seaborn:

Fig: Preview of the output that you will get on running this code from your IDE.

### Code

In this solution, we are using Pandas, Matplotlib & Seaborn libraries.

### Instructions

Follow the steps carefully to get the output quickly.

1. Install PyCharm Community Edition on your computer.
2. Open the terminal and install the required libraries with the following commands.
3. Install Seaborn - pip install seaborn.
4. Install Pandas - pip install pandas.
5. Install Matplotlib - pip install matplotlib.
6. Create a new Python file(eg: test.py).
7. Copy the snippet using the 'copy' button and paste it into that file.
8. Run the file using the run button.

I hope you found this helpful. I have added the link to dependent libraries, and version information in the following sections.

I found this code snippet by searching for 'seaborn how to show values in a countplot' in kandi. You can try any such use case!

### Environment Tested

I tested this solution in the following versions. Be mindful of changes when working with other versions.

1. The solution is created in PyCharm 2022.3.3.
2. The solution is tested on Python 3.9.7.
3. Pandas v2.0.2.
4. Matplotlib v3.7.1.
5. Seaborn v0.12.2.

Using this solution, we are able to use the counplot method of seaborn with simple steps. This process also facilitates an easy, hassle-free approach to creating a hands-on working version of code which would help us to use the countplot method of seaborn.

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pandasby pandas-dev

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Flexible and powerful data analysis / manipulation library for Python, providing labeled data structures similar to R data.frame objects, statistical functions, and much more

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matplotlib: plotting with Python

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### FAQ:

1. What is a Seaborn Count Plot, and how is it different from a bar plot?

A Seaborn count plot is a type of categorical plot provided by the Seaborn library in Python. It shows the number of observations for each category in a categorical variable. By looking at the dataset, you can see how frequently each category appears. You are helped by understanding the distribution of categorical data.

The key differences between a Seaborn count plot and a bar plot are:

• Data Type.
• Use Case.
• Functionality.

2. How can I create many horizontal count plots in Seaborn?

You can make multiple count plots with Seaborn's FacetGrid and sns.countplot(). Here's how you can do both:

1. Using a Loop:

Using a loop, you can make count plots for each list data horizontally.

2. Using FacetGrid:

To make a grid of count plots that go sideways, use Seaborn's FacetGrid. Each plot can have different parts based on certain things.

3. How do I change the color of my count plot using matplotlib color?

To change the color of a count plot in Python using Matplotlib, use the color parameter. This parameter allows you to specify the color you want for the bars in the plot. You can provide a color name (e.g., 'red', 'blue', 'green'), a hex color code (e.g., '#FF5733'), or an RGB tuple (e.g., (0.2, 0.4, 0.6)).

4. What are the advantages of using a categorical plot over other plotting methods?

Using categorical plots has advantages over other types of plotting methods.

• Clarity with Categorical Data.
• Emphasis on Relationships.
• Categorical Data Exploration.
• Comparisons and Contrasts.
• Simplicity and Interpretability.

5. What is the best Seaborn function for creating a count plot?

To create a count plot in Seaborn, use the Seaborn.countplot() function. The design is good for showing how often each category appears in categorical data.

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