# Matplot Matrix Correlation

A correlation diagram can be created using Matplotlib. Matplotlib is the most used plotting library for Python. It can be included in all the graphical toolkits that are available for Python.

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Matrix definition
To start we define a 2×2 matrix and a list called groups. The matrix is defined inside the brackets (double [[ and ]] if written on a single line).

```m = [ [1,0,2,0,0], [1,1,1,2,0], [0,4,1,0,0], [0,4,4,1,2], [1,3,0,0,1], ]   groups = ['Blues','Jazz','Rock','House','Dance']```

Visual:

## Matrix correlation

The code below generates a Matrix correlation diagram using Matplotlib.

```import matplotlib.pyplot as plt import numpy as np   m = [ [1,0,2,0,0], [1,1,1,2,0], [0,4,1,0,0], [0,4,4,1,2], [1,3,0,0,1], ]   plt.matshow(m)   groups = ['Blues','Jazz','Rock','House','Dance']   x_pos = np.arange(len(groups)) plt.xticks(x_pos,groups)   y_pos = np.arange(len(groups)) plt.yticks(y_pos,groups)   plt.show()```

Initially we define the matrix (m) and the list (groups).
We set the length to be equal to the length of the groups. On the x axis and y axis we set the group names.