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Matplotlib 2.x By Example

By : Allen Yu, Claire Chung, Aldrin Yim
Book Image

Matplotlib 2.x By Example

By: Allen Yu, Claire Chung, Aldrin Yim

Overview of this book

Big data analytics are driving innovations in scientific research, digital marketing, policy-making and much more. Matplotlib offers simple but powerful plotting interface, versatile plot types and robust customization. Matplotlib 2.x By Example illustrates the methods and applications of various plot types through real world examples. It begins by giving readers the basic know-how on how to create and customize plots by Matplotlib. It further covers how to plot different types of economic data in the form of 2D and 3D graphs, which give insights from a deluge of data from public repositories, such as Quandl Finance. You will learn to visualize geographical data on maps and implement interactive charts. By the end of this book, you will become well versed with Matplotlib in your day-to-day work to perform advanced data visualization. This book will guide you to prepare high quality figures for manuscripts and presentations. You will learn to create intuitive info-graphics and reshaping your message crisply understandable.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback


Scientific data visualization embodies topics in art, programming, and science. While we have mastered the techniques of creating various plot types in previous chapters, we hope that you have gained more understanding of creating effective plots from the art and science perspectives.

You learned how to think like a designer so that key points can be emphasized properly without causing too much clutter. You also learned how to think like a scientist so that you will be aware of some plotting conventions, such as the methods of reducing dimensions and the way to show statistical significance.

In the next and last chapter, we will explore the process of creating geographical infographics, which is entirely different from what we've learned so far. Please stay tuned for more details!