jax.numpy.histogram2d(x, y, bins=10, range=None, weights=None, density=None)[source]ΒΆ

Compute the bi-dimensional histogram of two data samples.

LAX-backend implementation of histogram2d(). Original docstring below.

  • x (array_like, shape (N,)) – An array containing the x coordinates of the points to be histogrammed.

  • y (array_like, shape (N,)) – An array containing the y coordinates of the points to be histogrammed.

  • bins (int or array_like or [int, int] or [array, array], optional) – The bin specification:

  • range (array_like, shape(2,2), optional) – The leftmost and rightmost edges of the bins along each dimension (if not specified explicitly in the bins parameters): [[xmin, xmax], [ymin, ymax]]. All values outside of this range will be considered outliers and not tallied in the histogram.

  • density (bool, optional) – If False, the default, returns the number of samples in each bin. If True, returns the probability density function at the bin, bin_count / sample_count / bin_area.

  • weights (array_like, shape(N,), optional) – An array of values w_i weighing each sample (x_i, y_i). Weights are normalized to 1 if normed is True. If normed is False, the values of the returned histogram are equal to the sum of the weights belonging to the samples falling into each bin.


  • H (ndarray, shape(nx, ny)) – The bi-dimensional histogram of samples x and y. Values in x are histogrammed along the first dimension and values in y are histogrammed along the second dimension.

  • xedges (ndarray, shape(nx+1,)) – The bin edges along the first dimension.

  • yedges (ndarray, shape(ny+1,)) – The bin edges along the second dimension.

See also


1D histogram


Multidimensional histogram


When normed is True, then the returned histogram is the sample density, defined such that the sum over bins of the product bin_value * bin_area is 1.

Please note that the histogram does not follow the Cartesian convention where x values are on the abscissa and y values on the ordinate axis. Rather, x is histogrammed along the first dimension of the array (vertical), and y along the second dimension of the array (horizontal). This ensures compatibility with histogramdd.


>>> from matplotlib.image import NonUniformImage
>>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

Construct a 2-D histogram with variable bin width. First define the bin edges:

>>> xedges = [0, 1, 3, 5]
>>> yedges = [0, 2, 3, 4, 6]

Next we create a histogram H with random bin content:

>>> x = np.random.normal(2, 1, 100)
>>> y = np.random.normal(1, 1, 100)
>>> H, xedges, yedges = np.histogram2d(x, y, bins=(xedges, yedges))
>>> H = H.T  # Let each row list bins with common y range.

imshow can only display square bins:

>>> fig = plt.figure(figsize=(7, 3))
>>> ax = fig.add_subplot(131, title='imshow: square bins')
>>> plt.imshow(H, interpolation='nearest', origin='lower',
...         extent=[xedges[0], xedges[-1], yedges[0], yedges[-1]])
<matplotlib.image.AxesImage object at 0x...>

pcolormesh can display actual edges:

>>> ax = fig.add_subplot(132, title='pcolormesh: actual edges',
...         aspect='equal')
>>> X, Y = np.meshgrid(xedges, yedges)
>>> ax.pcolormesh(X, Y, H)
<matplotlib.collections.QuadMesh object at 0x...>

NonUniformImage can be used to display actual bin edges with interpolation:

>>> ax = fig.add_subplot(133, title='NonUniformImage: interpolated',
...         aspect='equal', xlim=xedges[[0, -1]], ylim=yedges[[0, -1]])
>>> im = NonUniformImage(ax, interpolation='bilinear')
>>> xcenters = (xedges[:-1] + xedges[1:]) / 2
>>> ycenters = (yedges[:-1] + yedges[1:]) / 2
>>> im.set_data(xcenters, ycenters, H)
>>> ax.images.append(im)
>>> plt.show()