How to add a title to Seaborn Facet Plot


Python Problem Overview

How do I add a title to this Seaborne plot? Let's give it a title 'I AM A TITLE'.

tips = sns.load_dataset("tips")
g = sns.FacetGrid(tips, col="sex", row="smoker", margin_titles=True), "total_bill", "tip")


Python Solutions

Solution 1 - Python

Updating slightly, with seaborn 0.11.1:

Seaborn's relplot function creates a FacetGrid and gives each subplot its own explanatory title. You can add a title over the whole thing:

import seaborn as sns
tips = sns.load_dataset('tips')

rp = sns.relplot(data=tips, x='total_bill', y='tip',
                 col='sex', row='smoker',
# rp is a FacetGrid; 
# relplot is a nice organized way to use it

rp.fig.subplots_adjust(top=0.9) # adjust the Figure in rp
rp.fig.suptitle('ONE TITLE FOR ALL')

Two-by-two grid of scatterplots. Each sub-plot has a title; the grid has a suptitle over all

If you create the FacetGrid directly, as in the original example, it automatically adds column and row labels instead of individual subplot titles. We can still add a title to the whole thing:

from matplotlib.pyplot import scatter as plt_scatter
g = sns.FacetGrid(tips, col='sex', row='smoker', 
                  margin_titles=True), 'total_bill', 'tip')

Two-by-two grid of scatterplots. Each column has a title and the overall grid has a supertitle.

The FacetGrid objects are built with matplotlib Figure objects, so we can use subplots_adjust, suptitle that may be familiar from matplotlib in general.

Solution 2 - Python

g.fig.suptitle('Title', fontsize=16)

More info here:

Solution 3 - Python

In ipython notebook, this worked for me!

sns.plt.title('YOUR TITLE HERE')

Solution 4 - Python

What worked for me was:

sns.plt.suptitle('YOUR TITLE HERE')

Solution 5 - Python

The answers using sns.plt.title() and sns.plt.suptitle() don't work anymore.

Instead, you need to use matplotlib's title() function:

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
plt.title("A title")

Solution 6 - Python




This worked for me.

Solution 7 - Python

The title will not be center aligned with the subplot titles. To set the position of the title you can use plt.suptitle("Title", x=center)

In my case, my subplots were in a 2x1 grid, so I was able to use bbox = g.axes[0,0].get_position() to find the bounding box and then center=0.5*(bbox.x1+bbox.x2)


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