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## About this lesson

In this video, we begin discussing data visualization, and install matplotlib to help us create histograms.

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## Quick reference

### Plotting Histograms

We can use matplotlib to plot charts and graphs, including a histogram.

### When to use

Use this to create a histogram.

### Instructions

To create a histogram, use the .hist() function on a column of your DataFrame:

my_df['Wed'].hist()

To change the number of bins in the histogram:

my_df['Wed'].hist(bins=20)

You can also use the .plot() function:

my_df['Wed'].plot(kind="hist")

### Hints & tips

- my_df['Wed'].hist()
- Change Bins: my_df['Wed'].hist(bins=20)
- Other Method: my_df['Wed'].plot(kind="hist")

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