## Question or problem about Python programming:

I am trying to plot some data using pandas in Ipython Notebook, and while it gives me the object, it doesn’t actually plot the graph itself. So it looks like this:

In [7]: pledge.Amount.plot() Out[7]:

The graph should follow after that, but it simply doesn’t appear. I have imported matplotlib, so that’s not the problem. Is there any other module I need to import?

## How to solve the problem:

### Solution 1:

Note that –pylab is deprecated and has been removed from newer builds of IPython, The recommended way to enable inline plotting in the IPython Notebook is now to run:

%matplotlib inline import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

See this post from the ipython-dev mailing list for more details.

### Solution 2:

Edit:Pylab has been deprecated please see the current accepted answer

Ok, It seems the answer is to start ipython notebook with –pylab=inline.

so ipython notebook –pylab=inline

This has it do what I saw earlier and what I wanted it to do.

Sorry about the vague original question.

### Solution 3:

With your `import matplotlib.pyplot as plt`

just add

plt.show()

and it will show all stored plots.

### Solution 4:

simple after importing the matplotlib you have execute one magic if you have started the ipython as like this

ipython notebook %matplotlib inline

run this command everything will be shown perfectly

### Solution 5:

start ipython with `ipython notebook --pylab inline`

,then graph will show inline.