To improve readability, I like to put a number label at the top of each bar that gives the quantity that that bar represents. When I realized I wanted to add these labels to my charts, the first thing I did was look at this example from the matplotlib documentation, which seemed to be doing something a lot like what I wanted:
Every now and then, I cave in and look at the Reddit comments on my blog posts. Recently, someone wanted to know the difference between “inflationary” and “monotonic” functions. I’m glad you asked!