, exog_idx, y_true=None, ax=None, vlines=True, **kwargs)[source]

Plot fit against one regressor.

This creates one graph with the scatterplot of observed values compared to fitted values.


A result instance with resid, model.endog and model.exog as attributes.

exog_idx{int, str}

Name or index of regressor in exog matrix.

y_truearray_like. optional

If this is not None, then the array is added to the plot.

axAxesSubplot, optional

If given, this subplot is used to plot in instead of a new figure being created.

vlinesbool, optional

If this not True, then the uncertainty (pointwise prediction intervals) of the fit is not plotted.


The keyword arguments are passed to the plot command for the fitted values points.


If ax is None, the created figure. Otherwise the figure to which ax is connected.


Load the Statewide Crime data set and perform linear regression with poverty and hs_grad as variables and murder as the response

>>> import statsmodels.api as sm
>>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
>>> data = sm.datasets.statecrime.load_pandas().data
>>> murder = data['murder']
>>> X = data[['poverty', 'hs_grad']]
>>> X["constant"] = 1
>>> y = murder
>>> model = sm.OLS(y, X)
>>> results =

Create a plot just for the variable ‘Poverty.’ Note that vertical bars representing uncertainty are plotted since vlines is true

>>> fig, ax = plt.subplots()
>>> fig =, 0, ax=ax)
>>> ax.set_ylabel("Murder Rate")
>>> ax.set_xlabel("Poverty Level")
>>> ax.set_title("Linear Regression")

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Last update: Dec 14, 2023