Python: Show plots in the terminal, ptpython, plotext ver. 2

Last Updated on September 10, 2022 by shibatau

I. What will you learn?

III is added.

Let me show you how to show simple a plot in Python in the terminal. We’ll use Ptpython and Plotext for that.

II. ptpython

It reads at

Ptpython is an advanced Python REPL. It should work on all Python versions from 2.6 up to 3.9 and work cross platform (Linux, BSD, OS X and Windows).
Note: this version of ptpython requires at least Python 3.6. Install ptpython 2.0.5 for older Python versions.

Open a virtual environment or create a new environment and activate it. In my case I use anaconda on Mac and here is the command:

conda activate MYENVIRONMENT

Open ptpython with the command:


I have created histograms with the following sample data:


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About shibatau

I was born and grown up in Kyoto. I studied western philosophy at the University and specialized in analytic philosophy, especially Ludwig Wittgenstein at the postgraduate school. I'm interested in new technology, especially machine learning and have been learning R language for two years and began to learn Python last summer. Listening toParamore, Sia, Amazarashi and MIyuki Nakajima. Favorite movies I've recently seen: "FREEHELD". Favorite actors and actresses: Anthony Hopkins, Denzel Washington, Ellen Page, Meryl Streep, Mia Wasikowska and Robert DeNiro. Favorite books: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, "The Karamazov Brothers", Shinran, "Lamentations of Divergences". Favorite phrase: Salvation by Faith. Twitter: @shibatau

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