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How to Fix: TypeError: no numeric data to plot

  • Last Updated : 28 Nov, 2021

In this article, we will fix the error: TypeError: no numeric data to plot

Cases of this error occurrence:

Python3




# importing pandas
import pandas as pd
# importing numpy
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
  
petal_length = ['3.3', '3.5', '4.0', '4.5',
                '4.6', '5.0', '5.5', '6.0'
                '6.5', '7.0']
petal_width = ['3.6', '3.8', '4.4', '6.6',
               '6.8', '7.0', '7.5', '8.0'
               '8.5', '8.9']
  
  
df = pd.DataFrame({'petal_length(cm)': petal_length,
                   'petal_width(cm)': petal_width})
df.plot(x='petal_length(cm)', y='petal_width(cm)')
plt.show()

Output:

TypeError: no numeric data to plot

Reason for the error :

Plotting can be done only on numeric data when we plot the data with datatype different that numeric data this error raises. To know whether the data types are numeric or not we can know it by using the function dtypes().

print(df.dtypes)

The data that we use to plot must be numeric.

Fixing the error:

This error can be fixed by converting the data to be plotted into numeric data. To convert the data to numeric data we can use the functions astype() or to_numeric().

Method 1 : Using astype() function

Syntax:

df['column_name']= df['column_name'].astype(data_type)

where, df is the input dataframe

Example:

Python3




# importing pandas
import pandas as pd
# importing numpy
import numpy as np
# importing matplotlib.pyplot
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
  
petal_length = ['3.3', '3.5', '4.0', '4.5',
                '4.6', '5.0', '5.5', '6.0'
                '6.5', '7.0']
petal_width = ['3.6', '3.8', '4.4', '6.6',
               '6.8', '7.0', '7.5', '8.0',
               '8.5', '8.9']
  
  
df = pd.DataFrame({'petal_length(cm)': petal_length,
                   'petal_width(cm)': petal_width})
df['petal_length(cm)'] = df['petal_length(cm)'].astype(float)
df['petal_width(cm)'] = df['petal_width(cm)'].astype(float)
  
df.plot(x='petal_length(cm)', y='petal_width(cm)')
plt.show()

Output:

Method 2 :Using to_numeric() function

Syntax:

df['column_name'] = pd.to_numeric(df['column_name'])

where df is the input dataframe

Example:

Python3




# importing pandas
import pandas as pd
# importing numpy
import numpy as np
# importing matplotlib.pyplot
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
  
petal_length = ['3.3', '3.5', '4.0', '4.5',
                '4.6', '5.0', '5.5', '6.0',
                '6.5', '7.0']
petal_width = ['3.6', '3.8', '4.4', '6.6',
               '6.8', '7.0', '7.5', '8.0'
               '8.5', '8.9']
  
  
df = pd.DataFrame({'petal_length(cm)': petal_length,
                   'petal_width(cm)': petal_width})
# Using to_numeric() function
df['petal_length(cm)'] = pd.to_numeric(df['petal_length(cm)'])
df['petal_width(cm)'] = pd.to_numeric(df['petal_width(cm)'])
  
df.plot(x='petal_length(cm)', y='petal_width(cm)')
plt.show()

Output:


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