I am trying to create a bar plot for a Pandas Series and the bar plot is not showing up in Jupyter notebook.

When I run the cell, I only get the following and I do not see the bar plot.

<matplotlib.figure.Figure at 0x7fa555abc080>

Please advise.

Attached screenshot for your reference

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    $\begingroup$ you likely need to add "%matplotlib inline" to your code (stick it before or after the import statements, and without speech marks). $\endgroup$
    – sk877
    Commented Jun 24, 2021 at 20:28

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Try adding the %matplotlib magic function in your notebook, before the plot function, preferably in the beginning. This will enable the inline backend for usage with the IPython Notebook:

import pandas as pd
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

%matplotlib inline

<your code here>

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