neversaint neversaint - 2 months ago 28
Python Question

How to rotate x-axis label in Pandas barplot

With the following code:

import matplotlib
matplotlib.style.use('ggplot')
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import pandas as pd

df = pd.DataFrame({ 'celltype':["foo","bar","qux","woz"], 's1':[5,9,1,7], 's2':[12,90,13,87]})
df = df[["celltype","s1","s2"]]
df.set_index(["celltype"],inplace=True)
df.plot(kind='bar',alpha=0.75)
plt.xlabel("")


I made this plot:

enter image description here

As stated there, how can I make the x-axis to 0 degree rotation?

I tried adding this but did not work:

plt.set_xticklabels(df.index,rotation=90)

Answer

Pass param rot=0 to rotate the xticks:

import matplotlib
matplotlib.style.use('ggplot')
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import pandas as pd

df = pd.DataFrame({ 'celltype':["foo","bar","qux","woz"], 's1':[5,9,1,7], 's2':[12,90,13,87]})
df = df[["celltype","s1","s2"]]
df.set_index(["celltype"],inplace=True)
df.plot(kind='bar',alpha=0.75, rot=0)
plt.xlabel("")
plt.show()

yields plot:

enter image description here