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In this book, you’ll get hands-on with customizing your data plots with the help of Matplotlib. You’ll start with customizing plots, making a handful of special-purpose plots, and building 3D plots. You’ll explore non-trivial layouts, Pylab customization, and more about tile configuration. You’ll be able to add text, put lines in plots, and also handle polygons, shapes, and annotations. Non-Cartesian and vector plots are exciting to construct, and you’ll explore them further in this book. You’ll delve into niche plots and visualize ordinal and tabular data. In this book, you’ll be exploring 3D plotting, one of the best features when it comes to 3D data visualization, along with Jupyter Notebook, widgets, and creating movies for enhanced data representation. Geospatial plotting will also be explored. Finally, you’ll learn how to create interactive plots with the help of Jupyter. Learn expert techniques for effective data visualization using Matplotlib 3 and Python with our latest offering -- Matplotlib 3.0 Cookbook
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# Non-Cartesian plots

We will begin by importing all the necessary packages, as follows:

`import numpy as npimport matplotlib as mplimport matplotlib.pyplot as plt%matplotlib inline# Set up figure size and DPI for screen demoplt.rcParams['figure.figsize'] = (6,4)plt.rcParams['figure.dpi'] = 150`

# Creating polar axes

First, we will bring up a simple plot with the following code:

`nums = np.arange(0,10,0.1)plt.plot(nums, nums/10.)plt.plot(nums, np.sin(nums))plt.plot(nums, np.cos(nums))`

The preceding code will give the following output:

The preceding output shows a sine and cosine plot, with a linear plot alongside it. We will take a look at the cosine and sine plot, but not as a function of its linear length....