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Q&A How to plot table from pandas dataframe

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by __blackjack__‭

#5: Nominated for promotion by user avatar Alexei‭ · 2022-08-07T05:35:06Z (about 2 months ago)
#4: Post edited by user avatar young_souvlaki‭ · 2022-07-22T19:30:15Z (2 months ago)
Add notes header
  • # MWE
  • ```py
  • import pandas as pd
  • import numpy as np
  • import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
  • df = pd.DataFrame(np.random.rand(9, 4), columns=['a', 'b', 'c', 'd'])
  • df.plot.bar(table=True) # don't want plot, just want table
  • # df.plot.table() # what I would hope
  • plt.show()
  • ```
  • ![Busy Bar with Table](https://software.codidact.com/uploads/QnnMdP6oCqMrPzGcrYmm6Kac)
  • # Question
  • How do I generate a table in its own figure from a pandas dataframe?
  • Notice the table appended to the graph above is hardly legible and gets
  • cut off. I am not looking to fix legibility as is though, I need a
  • separate figure for use in a paper.
  • I do not want to have to mess with generating matplotlib axes objects
  • like for
  • [pandas.plotting.table()](https://pandas.pydata.org/docs/reference/api/pandas.plotting.table.html)
  • or in [this example](https://www.statology.org/matplotlib-table/).
  • I want to be able to create the table just using and providing the df,
  • as opposed to manually formatting the data into a latex table.
  • # MWE
  • ```py
  • import pandas as pd
  • import numpy as np
  • import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
  • df = pd.DataFrame(np.random.rand(9, 4), columns=['a', 'b', 'c', 'd'])
  • df.plot.bar(table=True) # don't want plot, just want table
  • # df.plot.table() # what I would hope
  • plt.show()
  • ```
  • ![Busy Bar with Table](https://software.codidact.com/uploads/QnnMdP6oCqMrPzGcrYmm6Kac)
  • # Question
  • How do I generate a table in its own figure from a pandas dataframe?
  • # Notes
  • Notice the table appended to the graph above is hardly legible and gets
  • cut off. I am not looking to fix legibility as is though, I need a
  • separate figure for use in a paper.
  • I do not want to have to mess with generating matplotlib axes objects
  • like for
  • [pandas.plotting.table()](https://pandas.pydata.org/docs/reference/api/pandas.plotting.table.html)
  • or in [this example](https://www.statology.org/matplotlib-table/).
  • I want to be able to create the table just using and providing the df,
  • as opposed to manually formatting the data into a latex table.
#3: Post edited by user avatar young_souvlaki‭ · 2022-07-22T19:18:28Z (2 months ago)
Add note about legibility
  • # MWE
  • ```py
  • import pandas as pd
  • import numpy as np
  • import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
  • df = pd.DataFrame(np.random.rand(9, 4), columns=['a', 'b', 'c', 'd'])
  • df.plot.bar(table=True) # don't want plot, just want table
  • # df.plot.table() # what I would hope
  • plt.show()
  • ```
  • ![Busy Bar with Table](https://software.codidact.com/uploads/QnnMdP6oCqMrPzGcrYmm6Kac)
  • # Question
  • How do I generate a table in its own figure from a pandas dataframe?
  • I do not want to have to mess with generating matplotlib axes objects
  • like for
  • [pandas.plotting.table()](https://pandas.pydata.org/docs/reference/api/pandas.plotting.table.html).
  • I want to be able to create the table just using and providing the df,
  • as opposed to manually formatting the data into a latex table.[]()
  • # MWE
  • ```py
  • import pandas as pd
  • import numpy as np
  • import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
  • df = pd.DataFrame(np.random.rand(9, 4), columns=['a', 'b', 'c', 'd'])
  • df.plot.bar(table=True) # don't want plot, just want table
  • # df.plot.table() # what I would hope
  • plt.show()
  • ```
  • ![Busy Bar with Table](https://software.codidact.com/uploads/QnnMdP6oCqMrPzGcrYmm6Kac)
  • # Question
  • How do I generate a table in its own figure from a pandas dataframe?
  • Notice the table appended to the graph above is hardly legible and gets
  • cut off. I am not looking to fix legibility as is though, I need a
  • separate figure for use in a paper.
  • I do not want to have to mess with generating matplotlib axes objects
  • like for
  • [pandas.plotting.table()](https://pandas.pydata.org/docs/reference/api/pandas.plotting.table.html)
  • or in [this example](https://www.statology.org/matplotlib-table/).
  • I want to be able to create the table just using and providing the df,
  • as opposed to manually formatting the data into a latex table.
#2: Post edited by user avatar young_souvlaki‭ · 2022-07-22T19:14:36Z (2 months ago)
Add output image
  • # MWE
  • ```py
  • import pandas as pd
  • import numpy as np
  • import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
  • df = pd.DataFrame(np.random.rand(9, 4), columns=['a', 'b', 'c', 'd'])
  • df.plot.bar(table=True) # don't want plot, just want table
  • # df.plot.table() # what I would hope
  • plt.show()
  • ```
  • # Question
  • How do I generate a table in its own figure from a pandas dataframe?
  • I do not want to have to mess with generating matplotlib axes objects
  • like for
  • [pandas.plotting.table()](https://pandas.pydata.org/docs/reference/api/pandas.plotting.table.html).
  • I want to be able to create the table just using and providing the df,
  • as opposed to manually formatting the data into a latex table.[]()
  • # MWE
  • ```py
  • import pandas as pd
  • import numpy as np
  • import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
  • df = pd.DataFrame(np.random.rand(9, 4), columns=['a', 'b', 'c', 'd'])
  • df.plot.bar(table=True) # don't want plot, just want table
  • # df.plot.table() # what I would hope
  • plt.show()
  • ```
  • ![Busy Bar with Table](https://software.codidact.com/uploads/QnnMdP6oCqMrPzGcrYmm6Kac)
  • # Question
  • How do I generate a table in its own figure from a pandas dataframe?
  • I do not want to have to mess with generating matplotlib axes objects
  • like for
  • [pandas.plotting.table()](https://pandas.pydata.org/docs/reference/api/pandas.plotting.table.html).
  • I want to be able to create the table just using and providing the df,
  • as opposed to manually formatting the data into a latex table.[]()
#1: Initial revision by user avatar young_souvlaki‭ · 2022-07-22T19:12:18Z (2 months ago)
How to plot table from pandas dataframe
# MWE
```py
import pandas as pd
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt


df = pd.DataFrame(np.random.rand(9, 4), columns=['a', 'b', 'c', 'd'])
df.plot.bar(table=True) # don't want plot, just want table
# df.plot.table() # what I would hope
plt.show()
```

# Question
How do I generate a table in its own figure from a pandas dataframe? 

I do not want to have to mess with generating matplotlib axes objects
like for
[pandas.plotting.table()](https://pandas.pydata.org/docs/reference/api/pandas.plotting.table.html).

I want to be able to create the table just using and providing the df,
as opposed to manually formatting the data into a latex table.[]()