## Question

Asked By – Ivan

I have a data frame with categorical data:

```
colour direction
1 red up
2 blue up
3 green down
4 red left
5 red right
6 yellow down
7 blue down
```

I want to generate some graphs, like pie charts and histograms based on the categories. Is it possible without creating dummy numeric variables? Something like

```
df.plot(kind='hist')
```

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## Answer

This question is answered By – Alexander

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