Fix Python – Label axes on Seaborn Barplot

Question

Asked By – Erin Shellman

I’m trying to use my own labels for a Seaborn barplot with the following code:

import pandas as pd
import seaborn as sns

fake = pd.DataFrame({'cat': ['red', 'green', 'blue'], 'val': [1, 2, 3]})
fig = sns.barplot(x = 'val', y = 'cat', 
                  data = fake, 
                  color = 'black')
fig.set_axis_labels('Colors', 'Values')

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However, I get an error that:

AttributeError: 'AxesSubplot' object has no attribute 'set_axis_labels'

What gives?

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Answer

Seaborn’s barplot returns an axis-object (not a figure). This means you can do the following:

import pandas as pd
import seaborn as sns
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

fake = pd.DataFrame({'cat': ['red', 'green', 'blue'], 'val': [1, 2, 3]})
ax = sns.barplot(x = 'val', y = 'cat', 
              data = fake, 
              color = 'black')
ax.set(xlabel='common xlabel', ylabel='common ylabel')
plt.show()

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