How to display the value of the bar on each bar with pyplot.barh()?

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I generated a bar plot, how can I display the value of the bar on each bar?

Current plot:

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What I am trying to get:

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My code:

import os
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

x = [u'INFO', u'CUISINE', u'TYPE_OF_PLACE', u'DRINK', u'PLACE', u'MEAL_TIME', u'DISH', u'NEIGHBOURHOOD']
y = [160, 167, 137, 18, 120, 36, 155, 130]

fig, ax = plt.subplots()    
width = 0.75 # the width of the bars 
ind = np.arange(len(y))  # the x locations for the groups
ax.barh(ind, y, width, color="blue")
ax.set_yticks(ind+width/2)
ax.set_yticklabels(x, minor=False)
plt.title('title')
plt.xlabel('x')
plt.ylabel('y')      
#plt.show()
plt.savefig(os.path.join('test.png'), dpi=300, format='png', bbox_inches='tight') # use format='svg' or 'pdf' for vectorial pictures

This question is tagged with python matplotlib bar-chart

~ Asked on 2015-05-14 01:55:29

The Best Answer is


210

Add:

for i, v in enumerate(y):
    ax.text(v + 3, i + .25, str(v), color='blue', fontweight='bold')

result:

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The y-values v are both the x-location and the string values for ax.text, and conveniently the barplot has a metric of 1 for each bar, so the enumeration i is the y-location.

~ Answered on 2015-05-14 04:07:10


38

I have noticed api example code contains an example of barchart with the value of the bar displayed on each bar:

"""
========
Barchart
========

A bar plot with errorbars and height labels on individual bars
"""
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

N = 5
men_means = (20, 35, 30, 35, 27)
men_std = (2, 3, 4, 1, 2)

ind = np.arange(N)  # the x locations for the groups
width = 0.35       # the width of the bars

fig, ax = plt.subplots()
rects1 = ax.bar(ind, men_means, width, color='r', yerr=men_std)

women_means = (25, 32, 34, 20, 25)
women_std = (3, 5, 2, 3, 3)
rects2 = ax.bar(ind + width, women_means, width, color='y', yerr=women_std)

# add some text for labels, title and axes ticks
ax.set_ylabel('Scores')
ax.set_title('Scores by group and gender')
ax.set_xticks(ind + width / 2)
ax.set_xticklabels(('G1', 'G2', 'G3', 'G4', 'G5'))

ax.legend((rects1[0], rects2[0]), ('Men', 'Women'))


def autolabel(rects):
    """
    Attach a text label above each bar displaying its height
    """
    for rect in rects:
        height = rect.get_height()
        ax.text(rect.get_x() + rect.get_width()/2., 1.05*height,
                '%d' % int(height),
                ha='center', va='bottom')

autolabel(rects1)
autolabel(rects2)

plt.show()

output:

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FYI What is the unit of height variable in "barh" of matplotlib? (as of now, there is no easy way to set a fixed height for each bar)

~ Answered on 2017-02-28 01:41:52


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