# Matplotlib Pie Chart – Tutorial and Examples

### Introduction

There are many data visualization libraries in Python, yet Matplotlib is the most popular library out of all of them. Matplotlibâ€™s popularity is due to its reliability and utility – it’s able to create both simple and complex plots with little code. You can also customize the plots in a variety of ways.

In this tutorial, we’ll cover *how to plot a Pie Chart in Matplotlib*.

Pie charts represent data broken down into categories/labels. They’re an intuitive and simple way to visualize proportional data – such as percentages.

### Plot a Pie Chart in Matplotlib

To plot a pie chart in Matplotlib, we can call the `pie()`

function of the PyPlot or `Axes`

instance.

The only mandatory argument is the data we’d like to plot, such as a feature from a dataset:

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import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
```x = [15, 25, 25, 30, 5]

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