Lollipop plot with 2 groups


If you have several groups and 2 observations for each group, it may be better to display the observation values side by side on the same line, by only showing their differences instead of displaying the values on different lines. This post provides an example that shows these variations on a lollipop plot.

The following example shows you how to display the difference between two observations of each groups in a horizontal lollipop plot using the hlines() and the scatter() functions.

# libraries
import numpy as np
import pandas as pd
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
 
# Create a dataframe
value1=np.random.uniform(size=20)
value2=value1+np.random.uniform(size=20)/4
df = pd.DataFrame({'group':list(map(chr, range(65, 85))), 'value1':value1 , 'value2':value2 })
 
# Reorder it following the values of the first value:
ordered_df = df.sort_values(by='value1')
my_range=range(1,len(df.index)+1)
 
# The horizontal plot is made using the hline function
plt.hlines(y=my_range, xmin=ordered_df['value1'], xmax=ordered_df['value2'], color='grey', alpha=0.4)
plt.scatter(ordered_df['value1'], my_range, color='skyblue', alpha=1, label='value1')
plt.scatter(ordered_df['value2'], my_range, color='green', alpha=0.4 , label='value2')
plt.legend()
 
# Add title and axis names
plt.yticks(my_range, ordered_df['group'])
plt.title("Comparison of the value 1 and the value 2", loc='left')
plt.xlabel('Value of the variables')
plt.ylabel('Group')

# Show the graph
plt.show()

Barplot

Spider / Radar

Wordcloud

Parallel

Lollipop

Circular Barplot

Contact & Edit

👋 This document is a work by Yan Holtz. Any feedback is highly encouraged. You can fill an issue on Github, drop me a message onTwitter, or send an email pasting yan.holtz.data with gmail.com.

This page is just a jupyter notebook, you can edit it here. Please help me making this website better 🙏!

Violin

Density

Histogram

Boxplot

Ridgeline

Scatterplot

Heatmap

Correlogram

Bubble

Connected Scatter

2D Density

Barplot

Spider / Radar

Wordcloud

Parallel

Lollipop

Circular Barplot

Treemap

Venn Diagram

Donut

Pie Chart

Dendrogram

Circular Packing

Line chart

Area chart

Stacked Area

Streamgraph

Map

Choropleth

Hexbin

Cartogram

Connection

Bubble

Chord Diagram

Network

Sankey

Arc Diagram

Edge Bundling

Colors

Interactivity

Animation with python

Animation

Cheat sheets

Caveats

3D