- Series.plot.box(*args, **kwargs)#
Make a box plot of the DataFrame columns.
A box plot is a method for graphically depicting groups of numerical data through their quartiles. The box extends from the Q1 to Q3 quartile values of the data, with a line at the median (Q2). The whiskers extend from the edges of box to show the range of the data. The position of the whiskers is set by default to 1.5*IQR (IQR = Q3 - Q1) from the edges of the box. Outlier points are those past the end of the whiskers.
For further details see Wikipedia’s entry for boxplot.
A consideration when using this chart is that the box and the whiskers can overlap, which is very common when plotting small sets of data.
by (str or sequence (Not supported yet)) –
Column in the DataFrame to group by.
Changed in version 1.4.0(pandas): Previously, by is silently ignore and makes no groupings
**kwargs – Additional keywords are documented in
- Return type
matplotlib.axes.Axesor numpy.ndarray of them
Another method to draw a box plot.
Draw a box plot from a Series object.
Draw a box plot in matplotlib.
Draw a box plot from a DataFrame with four columns of randomly generated data.
You can also generate groupings if you specify the by parameter (which can take a column name, or a list or tuple of column names):
Changed in version 1.4.0(pandas).
This docstring was copied from pandas.plotting._core.PlotAccessor.