Kapil Sharma Kapil Sharma - 3 months ago 41
Python Question

Change the facecolor of boxplot in pandas

I need to change the colors of the boxplot drawn using

pandas
utility function. I can change most properties using the
color
argument but can't figure out how to change the
facecolor
of the box. Someone knows how to do it?

import pandas as pd
import numpy as np
data = np.random.randn(100, 4)
labels = list("ABCD")
df = pd.DataFrame(data, columns=labels)
props = dict(boxes="DarkGreen", whiskers="DarkOrange", medians="DarkBlue", caps="Gray")
df.plot.box(color=props)

Answer

While I still recommend seaborn and raw matplotlib over the plotting interface in pandas, it turns out that you can pass patch_artist=True as a kwarg to df.plot.box, which will pass it as a kwarg to df.plot, which will pass is as a kwarg to matplotlib.Axes.boxplot.

import pandas as pd
import numpy as np
data = np.random.randn(100, 4)
labels = list("ABCD")
df = pd.DataFrame(data, columns=labels)
props = dict(boxes="DarkGreen", whiskers="DarkOrange", medians="DarkBlue", caps="Gray")
df.plot.box(color=props, patch_artist=True)

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