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PyQtGraph – Setting Data of Error Bar Graph
  • Last Updated : 25 Oct, 2020

In this article, we will see how we can set data of the error bar graph in the PyQtGraph module. PyQtGraph is a graphics and user interface library for Python that provides functionality commonly required in designing and science applications. Its primary goals are to provide fast, interactive graphics for displaying data (plots, video, etc.). Error bars are graphical representations of the variability of data and used on graphs to indicate the error or uncertainty in a reported measurement. They give a general idea of how precise a measurement is, or conversely, how far from the reported value the true value might be. Data of the error bar graph is basically the x-axis & y-axis values and the upper and lower bounds of these values i.e error estimation.
We can create a plot window and create an error bar graph on it with the help of commands given below.

# creating a pyqtgraph plot window
plt = pg.plot()

# creating a error bar item object
error = pg.ErrorBarItem(x=x, y=y, top=top, 
                  bottom=bottom, beam=0.5)

In order to do this we use setData method with the error bar item object
Syntax : error.setData(x=x, y=y, top=top, bottom=bottom)
Argument : It takes four numpy arrays as argument
Return : It returns None

Below is the implementation.

Python3




# importing Qt widgets
from PyQt5.QtWidgets import *
  
# importing system
import sys
  
# importing numpy as np
import numpy as np
  
# importing pyqtgraph as pg
import pyqtgraph as pg
from PyQt5.QtGui import *
from PyQt5.QtCore import *
  
from collections import namedtuple
  
  
class Window(QMainWindow):
  
    def __init__(self):
        super().__init__()
  
        # setting title
        self.setWindowTitle("PyQtGraph")
  
        # setting geometry
        self.setGeometry(100, 100, 600, 500)
  
        # icon
        icon = QIcon("skin.png")
  
        # setting icon to the window
        self.setWindowIcon(icon)
  
        # calling method
        self.UiComponents()
  
        # showing all the widgets
        self.show()
  
    # method for components
    def UiComponents(self):
  
        # creating a widget object
        widget = QWidget()
  
        # creating a label
        label = QLabel("Geeksforgeeks Error Bar plot")
  
        # making label do word wrap
        label.setWordWrap(True)
  
        # setting configuration options
        pg.setConfigOptions(antialias=True)
  
        # creating x-axis values
        x = np.array([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10])
  
        # creating y-axis values
        y = np.array([5, 4, 3, 2, 5, 6, 4, 8, 9, 8])
  
        # creating upper bound values
        top = np.array([2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2])
  
        # creating lower bound values
        bottom = np.array([2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2])
  
        # creating a plot window
        plt = pg.plot()
  
        # creating a error bar item
        error = pg.ErrorBarItem(beam=0.5)
  
        # setting data to error bar item
        error.setData(x=x, y=y, top=top, bottom=bottom)
  
        # adding error bar item to the plot window
        plt.addItem(error)
  
        # plotting the data on plot window
        plt.plot(x, y, symbol='o', pen={'color': 0.8, 'width': 2})
  
        # Creating a grid layout
        layout = QGridLayout()
  
        # minimum width value of the label
        label.setMinimumWidth(130)
  
        # setting this layout to the widget
        widget.setLayout(layout)
  
        # adding label in the layout
        layout.addWidget(label, 1, 0)
  
        # plot window goes on right side, spanning 3 rows
        layout.addWidget(plt, 0, 1, 3, 1)
  
        # setting this widget as central widget of the main widow
        self.setCentralWidget(widget)
  
  
# create pyqt5 app
App = QApplication(sys.argv)
  
# create the instance of our Window
window = Window()
  
# start the app
sys.exit(App.exec())

Output:



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