Horizontal density plot


Once you understood how to build a basic density plot with seaborn, it is really easy to switch the view from vertical to horizontal.

It is quite straightforward to build a density plot with a 90 degrees orientation thanks to the 'vertical' parameter.
Note how in the following example, 'vertical' is set to True so that the distribution possible values are located on the y-axis, and their respective count/frequency on the x-axis.

# 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')
 
# setting 'vertical' parameter to True
sns.kdeplot(df['sepal_width'], shade=True, vertical=True, color="skyblue")
plt.show()

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