Python | Ellipse, Pie Charts, Tables and Scatter Plot in Matplotlib

by Prateek Kashyap
0 comment
Python | Ellipse, Pie Charts, Tables and Scatter Plot in Matplotlib

Ellipses in Matplotlib

In support of the mission Phoenix to Mars (which used Motplotlib to display ground tracking of spacecraft).Michael Droettboom built on work by Charlie Mood to provide elliptical arcs with an extremely precise 8-spline approximation (see Arc).which are insensitive to zoom level.

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt 
import numpy as np 
from matplotlib.patches import Ellipse
# Fixing random stole for reproducibility 
NUM = 250
ells =[Ellipse(xy=np.random.rand(2) * 10,
          width=np.random.rand(), height=np.random.rand(), 
          angle=np.random.rand() * 360) 
           for i in range(NUM)] 
fig, ax = plt.subplots(subplot_kw={'aspect': 'equal'}) 
for e in ells: 


Ellipses in Matplotlib
Ellipses in Matplotlib

Pie Charts in Matplotlib

You can generate pie charts using the pie() function. Auto-Labeling the percentage of area includes optional features. Exploding one or more wedges and a shadow effect from the middle of the pie. Take a close look at the code attached. Which in just a few lines of code generates this figure.

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt 
# Pie chart,where the slices are ordered and counter-ctockwise plotted:
labels = 'Frogs', 'Hogs', 'Dogs', 'Logs' 
sizes = [20, 35, 30 ,15]
explode = (0, 0.1, 0, 0) # The 2nd slice (i.e. 'Hogs') just "explode"

fig1, ax1= plt.subplots() 
ax1.pie(sizes, explode=explode, labels=labels, autopct='%1.1f%%', shadow=True, startangle=90) 
axl.axis('equal')  # The equal aspect ratio guarantees the drawing of the pie as a circle. 


Pie Chart in Matplotlib
Pie Chart in Matplotlib

Tables in Matplotlib

import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

data = [[ 65486, 174296,  75131, 577908,  32015],[ 58480, 381139,  78045,  99308, 160454],
[ 89135,  80552, 152558, 497981, 603535],[ 78415,  81238, 150656, 193763,  69638],
[139361, 331509, 343164, 785480,  52269]]

columns = ('Freeze', 'Wind', 'Flood', 'Quake', 'Hail')
rows = ['%d year' % x for x in (100, 50, 25, 15, 5)]

values = np.arange(0, 2500, 500)
value_increment = 1000

# Get some pastel shades for the colors
colors =, 0.5, len(rows)))
n_rows = len(data)

index = np.arange(len(columns)) + 0.3
bar_width = 0.4

# For the stacked bar chart, initialise the vertical-offset.
y_offset = np.zeros(len(columns))

# Plot bars and build table text labels
cell_text = []
for row in range(n_rows):, data[row], bar_width, bottom=y_offset, color=colors[row])
    y_offset = y_offset + data[row]
    cell_text.append(['%1.2f' % (x / 1000.0) for x in y_offset])
# To show the last value at the top, reverse the colours and text labels.
colors = colors[::-1]

# At the bottom of the axis, add a table
the_table = plt.table(cellText=cell_text,

# To make space for the table, adjust the layout:
plt.subplots_adjust(left=0.2, bottom=0.2)

plt.ylabel("Loss in ${0}'s".format(value_increment))
plt.yticks(values * value_increment, ['%d' % val for val in values])
plt.title('Loss by Disaster')


Tables in Matplotlib
Tables in Matplotlib

Scatter Plot in Matplotlib

The scatter() function renders a scatter plot with (optional) size and color arguments. This example charts shifts in Google’s stock price with marker sizes representing the trading volume and colors differ, with time. Here, the alpha attribute is used to render semitransparent circle markers.

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

# Load an array of numpy records from Yahoo csv data with date fields, open, close,
# volume, adj_close from the mpl-data/example directory. The record array
# In the date column, store the date as np.datetime64 with a day unit ('D').
price_data = (cbook.get_sample_data('goog.npz', np_load=True)['price_data']
price_data = price_data[-250:]  # Get the most recent 250 days of trading
delta1 = np.diff(price_data.adj_close) / price_data.adj_close[:-1]

# Marker size in units of points^2
volume = (15 * price_data.volume[:-2] / price_data.volume[0])**2
close = 0.0031 * price_data.close[:-2] / 0.0031 *[:-2]

fig, ax = plt.subplots()
ax.scatter(delta1[:-1], delta1[1:], c=close, s=volume, alpha=0.5)

ax.set_xlabel(r'$\Delta_i$', fontsize=15)
ax.set_ylabel(r'$\Delta_{i+1}$', fontsize=15)
ax.set_title('Volume and percent change')



Python | Ellipse, Pie Charts, Tables and Scatter Plot in Matplotlib
Scatter plot in Matplotlib

Hope you enjoyed this article on Ellipse, Pie Charts, Tables and Scatter Plot in Matplotlib,Happy Programming 🙂

You may also like