Seaborn plots not showing up Seaborn plots not showing up python python

Seaborn plots not showing up


Plots created using seaborn need to be displayed like ordinary matplotlib plots.This can be done using the

plt.show()

function from matplotlib.

Originally I posted the solution to use the already imported matplotlib object from seaborn (sns.plt.show()) however this is considered to be a bad practice. Therefore, simply directly import the matplotlib.pyplot module and show your plots with

import matplotlib.pyplot as pltplt.show()

If the IPython notebook is used the inline backend can be invoked to remove the necessity of calling show after each plot. The respective magic is

%matplotlib inline


I come to this question quite regularly and it always takes me a while to find what I search:

import seaborn as snsimport matplotlib.pyplot as pltplt.show()  # <--- This is what you are looking for

Please note: In Python 2, you can also use sns.plt.show(), but not in Python 3.

Complete Example

#!/usr/bin/env python# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-"""Visualize C_0.99 for all languages except the 10 with most characters."""import seaborn as snsimport matplotlib.pyplot as pltl = [41, 44, 46, 46, 47, 47, 48, 48, 49, 51, 52, 53, 53, 53, 53, 55, 55, 55,     55, 56, 56, 56, 56, 56, 56, 57, 57, 57, 57, 57, 57, 57, 57, 58, 58, 58,     58, 59, 59, 59, 59, 59, 59, 59, 59, 60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 61,     61, 61, 61, 61, 61, 61, 61, 61, 61, 61, 62, 62, 62, 62, 62, 62, 62, 62,     62, 63, 63, 63, 63, 63, 63, 63, 63, 63, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 65,     65, 65, 65, 65, 65, 65, 65, 65, 65, 65, 65, 66, 66, 66, 66, 66, 66, 66,     67, 67, 67, 67, 67, 67, 67, 67, 68, 68, 68, 68, 68, 69, 69, 69, 70, 70,     70, 70, 71, 71, 71, 71, 71, 72, 72, 72, 72, 73, 73, 73, 73, 73, 73, 73,     74, 74, 74, 74, 74, 75, 75, 75, 76, 77, 77, 78, 78, 79, 79, 79, 79, 80,     80, 80, 80, 81, 81, 81, 81, 83, 84, 84, 85, 86, 86, 86, 86, 87, 87, 87,     87, 87, 88, 90, 90, 90, 90, 90, 90, 91, 91, 91, 91, 91, 91, 91, 91, 92,     92, 93, 93, 93, 94, 95, 95, 96, 98, 98, 99, 100, 102, 104, 105, 107, 108,     109, 110, 110, 113, 113, 115, 116, 118, 119, 121]sns.distplot(l, kde=True, rug=False)plt.show()

Gives

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To avoid confusion (as there seems to be some in the comments). Assuming you are on Jupyter:

%matplotlib inline > displays the plots INSIDE the notebook

sns.plt.show() > displays the plots OUTSIDE of the notebook

%matplotlib inline will OVERRIDE sns.plt.show() in the sense that plots will be shown IN the notebook even when sns.plt.show() is called.

And yes, it is easy to include the line in to your config:

Automatically run %matplotlib inline in IPython Notebook

But it seems a better convention to keep it together with imports in the actual code.


matomo