# Lesson 22

Plotting in notebooks requires using a magic command, which starts with `%`

, to initialize the plotting backend.

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# Setup
%matplotlib inline
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Begin by loading the data in hf.h5. This data set contains high-frequency price data for IBM and MSFT on a single day stored as two Series. IBM is stored as "IBM" in the HDF file, and MSFT is stored as "MSFT.

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### Problem: Histogram¶

Produce a histogram of MSFT 1-minute returns (Hint: you have to produce the 1-minute Microsoft returns first using `resample`

and `pct_change`

).

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### Problem: Scatter Plot¶

Scatter the 5-minute MSFT returns against the 5-minute IBM returns.

*Hint*: You will need to create both 5-minute return series, merge them, and then plot using the combined DataFrame.

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### Problem: Saving plots¶

Save the previous plot to PNG and PDF.

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#### Exercise: Export the result of the previous exercise to JPEG and PDF¶

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### Exercise: Plot histograms and a scatter plot¶

Produce a 2 by 2 subplot with:

- Create a square figure with a size of 10 by 10 using
`plt.rc`

- Histograms of IBM and MSFT on the diagonals
- Scatter plots on the off-diagonals where the x and y line up with the histogram on the diagonal.
- Set the limits of the scatter plots to match the appropriate histogram x and y limit.
- Clean up the plot using
`tight_layout`

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#### Exercise: Use pandas plotting tools¶

Use `pandas.plotting.scatter_matrix`

to produce a similar plot to the previous exercise.

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