Dates in matplotlib

The other day I needed to make a plot with dates as the x-axis. Matplotlib supports this, but the examples I was finding weren’t quite as complete as I would have liked. So here’s what I put together as an example.

First, imports. Make sure to get the matplotlib.dates module.

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import matplotlib.dates as mdates
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from datetime import datetime

We’ll want the date values in the form of datetime objects.

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