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Python Data Analysis - Third Edition

By : Avinash Navlani, Ivan Idris
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Book Image

Python Data Analysis - Third Edition

5 (1)
By: Avinash Navlani, Ivan Idris

Overview of this book

Data analysis enables you to generate value from small and big data by discovering new patterns and trends, and Python is one of the most popular tools for analyzing a wide variety of data. With this book, you’ll get up and running using Python for data analysis by exploring the different phases and methodologies used in data analysis and learning how to use modern libraries from the Python ecosystem to create efficient data pipelines. Starting with the essential statistical and data analysis fundamentals using Python, you’ll perform complex data analysis and modeling, data manipulation, data cleaning, and data visualization using easy-to-follow examples. You’ll then understand how to conduct time series analysis and signal processing using ARMA models. As you advance, you’ll get to grips with smart processing and data analytics using machine learning algorithms such as regression, classification, Principal Component Analysis (PCA), and clustering. In the concluding chapters, you’ll work on real-world examples to analyze textual and image data using natural language processing (NLP) and image analytics techniques, respectively. Finally, the book will demonstrate parallel computing using Dask. By the end of this data analysis book, you’ll be equipped with the skills you need to prepare data for analysis and create meaningful data visualizations for forecasting values from data.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Section 1: Foundation for Data Analysis
Section 2: Exploratory Data Analysis and Data Cleaning
Section 3: Deep Dive into Machine Learning
Section 4: NLP, Image Analytics, and Parallel Computing

Visualization using Matplotlib

As we know, a picture speaks a thousand words. Humans understand visual things better. Visualization helps to present things to any kind of audience and can easily explain a complex phenomenon in layman's terms. Python offers a couple of visualization libraries, such as Matplotlib, Seaborn, and Bokeh.

Matplotlib is the most popular Python module for data visualization. It is a base library for most of the advanced Python visualization modules, such as Seaborn. It offers flexible and easy-to-use built-in functions for creating figures and graphs.

In Anaconda, Matplotlib is already installed. If you still find an error, you can install it in the following ways.

We can install Matplotlib with pip as follows:

pip install matplotlib

For Python 3, we can use the following command:

pip3 install matplotlib

You can also simply install Matplotlib from your terminal or Command Prompt using the following command:

conda install matplotlib

To create a very basic...