Create a Bar Chart Race Animation in Python with Matplotlib

visualization Apr 30, 2020

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a bar chart race animation such as the one below using the matplotlib data visualization library in python.

bar_chart_race python package

Along with this tutorial is the release of the python package bar_chart_race that automates the process of making these animations. This post explains the procedure from scratch.

What is a bar chart race?

A bar chart race is an animated sequence of bars that show data values at different moments...

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Create a Tesla Cybertruck that Drives with Matplotlib

visualization Jan 17, 2020

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create the new Tesla Cybertruck using matplotlib. I was inspired by the image below which was originally created by Lynn Fisher (without matplotlib).

Before going into detail, let’s jump to the results. Here is the completed recreation of the Tesla Cybertruck that drives off the screen.


A tutorial now follows containing all the steps that creates a Tesla Cybertruck that drives. It covers the following topics:

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