# How to Draw a Horizontal Line in Matplotlib (With Examples)

You can use the following syntax to draw a horizontal line in Matplotlib:

```import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

#draw vertical line at y=10
plt.axhline(y=10)
```

The following examples show how to use this syntax in practice with the following pandas DataFrame:

```import pandas as pd

#create DataFrame
df = pd.DataFrame({'x': [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8],
'y': [5, 7, 8, 15, 26, 39, 45, 40]})

#view DataFrame
df

x	y
0	1	5
1	2	7
2	3	8
3	4	15
4	5	26
5	6	39
6	7	45
7	8	40
```

### Example 1: Draw One Horizontal Line

The following code shows how to draw one horizontal line on a Matplotlib plot:

```import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

#create line plot
plt.plot(df.x, df.y)

#add horizontal line at y=10
plt.axhline(y=10, color='red', linestyle='--')``` ### Example 2: Draw Multiple Horizontal Lines

The following code shows how to draw multiple horizontal lines on a Matplotlib plot:

```import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

#create line plot
plt.plot(df.x, df.y)

#add horizontal line at y=10
plt.axhline(y=10, color='red', linestyle='--')

#add horizontal line at y=30
plt.axhline(y=30, color='black', linestyle='-')
``` ### Example 3: Draw Multiple Horizontal Lines with Legend

The following code shows how to draw multiple horizontal lines on a Matplotlib plot and add a legend to make the lines easier to interpret:

```import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

#create line plot
plt.plot(df.x, df.y)

#add horizontal line at y=10
plt.axhline(y=10, color='red', linestyle='--', label='First Line')

#add horizontal line at y=30
plt.axhline(y=30, color='black', linestyle='-', label='Second Line') 