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Interactive Data Visualization with Python - Second Edition

By : Abha Belorkar, Sharath Chandra Guntuku, Shubhangi Hora, Anshu Kumar
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Interactive Data Visualization with Python - Second Edition

By: Abha Belorkar, Sharath Chandra Guntuku, Shubhangi Hora, Anshu Kumar

Overview of this book

With so much data being continuously generated, developers, who can present data as impactful and interesting visualizations, are always in demand. Interactive Data Visualization with Python sharpens your data exploration skills, tells you everything there is to know about interactive data visualization in Python. You'll begin by learning how to draw various plots with Matplotlib and Seaborn, the non-interactive data visualization libraries. You'll study different types of visualizations, compare them, and find out how to select a particular type of visualization to suit your requirements. After you get a hang of the various non-interactive visualization libraries, you'll learn the principles of intuitive and persuasive data visualization, and use Bokeh and Plotly to transform your visuals into strong stories. You'll also gain insight into how interactive data and model visualization can optimize the performance of a regression model. By the end of the course, you'll have a new skill set that'll make you the go-to person for transforming data visualizations into engaging and interesting stories.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)

Applications of Interactive Data Visualizations

Any industry that possesses large amounts of data can benefit from using interactive data visualizations. A few scenarios, such as those listed here, will help us understand how interactive visualizations help us get quick insights and facilitate our day-to-day activities:

  • Let's say you wake up early in the morning and have time to hit the gym before you have to leave for work/school. You ate a pretty heavy meal last night with lots of carbs and sugar, so you want to do a workout that burns the most calories. You check your fitness app, which shows you a visualization describing your last couple of workouts, and with the help of the interactive graphs, you find a workout that helps you burn the most calories. Let's look at the following figure:
Figure 3.8: Fitness app
  • Before leaving for work/school, you need to decide whether you should drive or take an Uber. You check Google Maps to...