Charles Charles - 5 months ago 69
Python Question

Insert pandas chart into an Excel file using XlsxWriter

I use python 3.4, pandas 0.14.1 and XlsxWriter 0.5.6.
I create a graph called 'graph' using pandas with the following code

graph=data_iter['_DiffPrice'].hist()


, which produces a beautiful histogram.

Now, how do I insert that graph into an Excel file using XlsxWriter?

I tried the XlsxWriter method

workbook.add_chart()


but this creates a graph in Excel, not what I want.

Thanks

Answer

If you would like to export Pandas data as charts in Excel using XlsxWriter then have a look at the following how-to (that I wrote): Using Pandas and XlsxWriter to create Excel charts.

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If on the other hand you want the matplotlib style charts generated by Pandas then export them as images and insert them into a worksheet using the XlsxWriter insert_image() method.

See also Working with Python Pandas and XlsxWriter.

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