# Treemap

A treemap displays hierarchical data as a set of nested rectangles. Each group is represented by a rectangle, which area is proportional to its value. In `Python`

, the `squarify`

library allows to compute the rectangle positions and plot it.

## ⏱ Quick start

A `treemap`

displays each element of a dataset as a rectangle. It allows to see what proportion each element has compared to the whole.

This is doable with `python`

and `Matplotlib`

thanks to the `squarify`

library that can be used as follow:🔥

```
# libraries
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import squarify # pip install squarify (algorithm for treemap)
import pandas as pd
# Create a data frame with fake data
df = pd.DataFrame({'nb_people':[8,3,4,2], 'group':["group A", "group B", "group C", "group D"] })
# plot it
squarify.plot(sizes=df['nb_people'], label=df['group'], alpha=.8 )
plt.axis('off')
plt.show()
```

## Treemap with `Matplotlib`

and `Squarify`

`Matplotlib`

is probably the most famous and flexible python library for data visualization. It is appropriate to build any kind of chart, including the lollipop plot thanks to its `stem()`

function.

## Contact

👋 This document is a work by Yan Holtz. Any feedback is highly encouraged. You can fill an issue on Github, drop me a message onTwitter, or send an email pasting `yan.holtz.data`

with `gmail.com`

.