A **2D**** density plot ** or ** 2D histogram **is an extension of the well known histogram. It shows the distribution of values in a data set across the range of two quantitative variables. It is really

useful to avoid over plotting in a scatterplot. If you have too many dots, the 2D density plot counts the number of observations within a particular area of the 2D space. This specific area can be

a square or a hexagon (hexbin). You can also estimate a 2D kernel density estimation and represent it with contours.

**Contour plot**

**2D Histogram**

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