# PyX — Example: graphstyles/histogram.py

## Creating a histogram

from pyx import * d = graph.data.points([(1, 0.3), (2, -0.7), (3, -0.3), (4, 0.8), (5, 0.5)], x=1, y=2) g = graph.graphxy(width=8) g.plot(d, [graph.style.histogram()]) g.writeEPSfile("histogram") g.writePDFfile("histogram")

### Description

Styles can alter the way data is presented in arbitrary ways. Here the histogram style is used to generate a histogram. By default the histogram draws a box for each histogram value, but you can set the `step`

parameter of the histogram style to use steps instead.

In this basic use-case the histogram is calculated out of equal-spaced x-values automatically. You can also use errorbar like data in one graph dimension to generate histograms with different widths of the histogram boxes.

Note that a histogram is very different from a bar graph in that it uses regular axes (like the default linear axes in this example) in both graph dimensions. Instead, bar graphs use a discrete axis.