How to Create the Elegant Racing Bar Chart in Python?
...in just a couple of lines of code.
I often come across the racing bar charts in many LinkedIn posts.
I am sure you would have seen them too.
It is an elegant animation that depicts the progress of multiple categories over time.
I always wondered how one can create them in Python.
Turns out, there’s a pretty simple way to do it just a couple of lines of Python code using Bar-chart-race.
To create a racing bar chart, you can use its
The input must be a Pandas DataFrame:
Every row should represent a specific period of time
Each column should hold the value for a particular category
The index may contain the time component
After aligning the DataFrame in the desired format, you can create the racing bar chart as follows:
This will create the racing bar chart right in your Jupyter notebook.
Isn’t that cool?
👉 Over to you: What other charts do you love creating in Python?
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