datascience.tables.Table.scatter

Table.scatter(column_for_x, select=None, overlay=True, fit_line=False, colors=None, labels=None, sizes=None, width=5, height=5, s=20, **vargs)[source]

Creates scatterplots, optionally adding a line of best fit.

Args:
column_for_x (str): The column to use for the x-axis values
and label of the scatter plots.
Kwargs:
overlay (bool): If true, creates a chart with one color
per data column; if False, each plot will be displayed separately.

fit_line (bool): draw a line of best fit for each set of points.

vargs: Additional arguments that get passed into plt.scatter.
See http://matplotlib.org/api/pyplot_api.html#matplotlib.pyplot.scatter for additional arguments that can be passed into vargs. These include: marker and norm, to name a couple.

colors: A column of categories to be used for coloring dots.

labels: A column of text labels to annotate dots.

sizes: A column of values to set the relative areas of dots.

s: Size of dots. If sizes is also provided, then dots will be
in the range 0 to 2 * s.
Raises:
ValueError – Every column, column_for_x or select, must be numerical
Returns:
Scatter plot of values of column_for_x plotted against values for all other columns in self. Each plot uses the values in column_for_x for horizontal positions. One plot is produced for all other columns in self as y (or for the columns designated by select).
>>> table = Table().with_columns(
...     'x', make_array(9, 3, 3, 1),
...     'y', make_array(1, 2, 2, 10),
...     'z', make_array(3, 4, 5, 6))
>>> table
x    | y    | z
9    | 1    | 3
3    | 2    | 4
3    | 2    | 5
1    | 10   | 6
>>> table.scatter('x') 
<scatterplot of values in y and z on x>
>>> table.scatter('x', overlay=False) 
<scatterplot of values in y on x>
<scatterplot of values in z on x>
>>> table.scatter('x', fit_line=True) 
<scatterplot of values in y and z on x with lines of best fit>