Density plot with shade in seaborn


Once you understood how to build a basic density plot with seaborn, it is really easy to add a shade to the area under the line.

Adding a shade to the area under the curve is as simple as setting the 'shade' parameter to True.

# libraries & dataset
import seaborn as sns
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
# set a grey background (use sns.set_theme() if seaborn version 0.11.0 or above) 
sns.set(style="darkgrid")
df = sns.load_dataset('iris')
 
# density plot with shaded area with kdeplot 'shade' parameter
sns.kdeplot(df['sepal_width'], shade=True)
plt.show()

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