Python | Plotting an Excel chart with Gradient fills using XlsxWriter module
Prerequisite: Create and Write on an excel sheet
XlsxWriter is a Python library using which one can perform multiple operations on excel files like creating, writing, arithmetic operations, and plotting graphs. Let’s see how to plot a chart with Gradient fills, using real-time data.
Charts are composed of at least one series of one or more data points. Series themselves are comprised of references to cell ranges. For plotting the charts on an excel sheet, firstly, create a chart object of a specific chart type( i.e Column chart, etc.). After creating chart objects, insert data in them, and lastly, add that chart object in the sheet object.
Code #1: Plot a Chart with Gradient fills in columns.
For plotting this type of chart on an excel sheet, use add_series() method with ‘gradient’ keyword argument of the chart object.
Code #2: Plot a Chart with Gradient fills in the plot area.
For plotting this type of chart on an excel sheet, use set_plotarea() method with ‘gradient’ keyword argument of the chart object.