Huey Huey - 3 months ago 29
Python Question

Remove some x labels with Seaborn

In the screenshot below, all my x-labels are overlapping each other.

g = sns.factorplot(x='Age', y='PassengerId', hue='Survived', col='Sex', kind='strip', data=train);


I know that I can remove all the labels by calling
g.set(xticks=[])
, but is there a way to just show some of the Age labels, like 0, 20, 40, 60, 80?

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Answer

I am not sure why there aren't sensible default ticks and values like there are on the y-axis. At any rate you can do something like the following:

import seaborn as sns
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import matplotlib.ticker as ticker

titanic = sns.load_dataset('titanic')
sns.factorplot(x='age',y='fare',hue='survived',col='sex',data=titanic,kind='strip')
ax = plt.gca()
ax.xaxis.set_major_formatter(ticker.FormatStrFormatter('%d'))
ax.xaxis.set_major_locator(ticker.MultipleLocator(base=20))
plt.show()

Result:

enter image description here