Matplotlib connect scatterplot points with line - Python
I have two lists, dates and values. I want to plot them using matplotlib. The following creates a scatter plot of my data.
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt plt.scatter(dates,values) plt.show()
plt.plot(dates, values) creates a line graph.
But what I really want is a scatterplot where the points are connected by a line.
Similar to in R:
plot(dates, values) lines(dates, value, type="l")
, which gives me a scatterplot of points overlaid with a line connecting the points.
How do I do this in python?
I think @Evert has the right answer:
plt.scatter(dates,values) plt.plot(dates, values) plt.show()
Which is pretty much the same as
plt.plot(dates, values, '-o') plt.show()
or whatever linestyle you prefer.