Learn Python – Wordcloud Package in Python- Basic and advance

Wordcloud package helps us to know the frequency of a word in textual content using visualization.

To implement this we need to install some packages first, like pandas, matplotlib, and Wordcloud.

Let us have a look at the steps of the installation of each-

Installation of Pandas

Pandas is a great tool to implement data analysis and visualizations in Jupyter Notebook. It can be imported into our source code in the following way-

import pandas as pd   

The pd refers to the process of aliasing with the help of which data frames can be created and it makes the readability of code easier.

Pandas can be installed using two ways-

  1. Using Command Prompt

First, let’s see how we can work on our objective using command prompt.

Open Command Prompt
Type the given command-
pip install pandas
On clicking 'Enter', the packages will start downloading in our system.

The same command can be used in Linux in the terminal to install pandas in our system.

2. Using Anaconda Navigator

The second way to install pandas in our system is using Anaconda Navigator

Open Anaconda Navigator.
Click on the 'Environment' tab and go to the create option to set up pandas in your system.
Click on create a button for the Pandas environment.
In the list of packages, select 'All' to get the filters.
Go to the search bar and look for 'Pandas' and select the 'Pandas package'.
Right-click on the checkbox and go to 'Mark for specific version installation'.
Select the version we want to install and click the 'Apply' button to install the packages.

Installation of Matplotlib

Matplotlib is a vast and interesting library for people who are enthusiastic about inferring results from the data and there are scatterplots, histograms, boxplots, and a lot more which makes it easy for us to comprehend.

Matplotlib can be installed by following the given steps-

Using Command Prompt

Matplotlib can be installed in our system by using the given command in the Command Prompt-

pip install matplotlib  

Using Anaconda

We can install matplotlib using Anaconda by typing the following command in the Anaconda Prompt-

conda install matplotlib   

Verifying the Installation

We can verify that matplotlib has been successfully installed in our system or not by typing the given program in the terminal-

import matplotlib  

Installation of Wordcloud

As discussed earlier, it gives us an idea of the most occurred words in a text with the help of a visual.

Let us have a look at the steps of installation-

WordCloud can be installed by following the given steps-

Using Command Prompt

WordCloud can be installed in our system by using the given command in the command prompt.

pip install wordcloud  

Using Anaconda

We can install wordcloud using Anaconda by typing the following command in the Anaconda Prompt.

conda install -c conda-forge wordcloud  

Now let us have a look at the simple program that shows how wordcloud can be used in Python.

We have taken this piece of text from a website and save as sunflowers1.txt file.


"Sunflowers are heliotropic, which means that they turn their flowers to follow the movement of the Sun across the sky east to west, and then returns at night to face the east, ready again for the morning sun. Heliotropism happens during the earlier stages before the flower grows heavy with seeds.  
There are tons of varieties of sunflowers available today, so there's bound to be one that fits your garden. Choose between those with branching stems or single stems, those that produce ample pollen for pollinators or are pollen-free (best for bouquets), those that stay small or tower above the rest of the garden, or those that produce edible seeds! "  

Code Implementation

import re  
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt  
from wordcloud import WordCloud, STOPWORDS  
text = open("/content/sunflowers1.txt", "r").read()  
# Clean text  
text = re.sub(r'==.*?==+', '', text)  
text = text.replace('\n', '')  
# Define a function to plot word cloud  
def plot_cloud(wordcloud):  
    # Set figure size  
    plt.figure(figsize=(40, 30))  
    # Display image  
    # No axis details  
# Generate word cloud  
wordcloud = WordCloud(width = 3000, height = 2000, random_state=1, background_color='salmon', colormap='Pastel1', collocations=False, stopwords = STOPWORDS).generate(text)