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Getting Started with Streamlit for Data Science

By : Tyler Richards
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Getting Started with Streamlit for Data Science

By: Tyler Richards

Overview of this book

Streamlit shortens the development time for the creation of data-focused web applications, allowing data scientists to create web app prototypes using Python in hours instead of days. Getting Started with Streamlit for Data Science takes a hands-on approach to helping you learn the tips and tricks that will have you up and running with Streamlit in no time. You'll start with the fundamentals of Streamlit by creating a basic app and gradually build on the foundation by producing high-quality graphics with data visualization and testing machine learning models. As you advance through the chapters, you’ll walk through practical examples of both personal data projects and work-related data-focused web applications, and get to grips with more challenging topics such as using Streamlit Components, beautifying your apps, and quick deployment of your new apps. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to create dynamic web apps in Streamlit quickly and effortlessly using the power of Python.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Creating Basic Streamlit Applications
Section 2: Advanced Streamlit Applications
Section 3: Streamlit Use Cases

Installing Streamlit

In order to run any Streamlit apps, you must first install Streamlit. I've used a package manager called pip to do this, but you can install it using any package manager you choose (for example, brew). This book uses Streamlit version 0.81, and Python 3.7, but it should work on newer versions as well.

Throughout this book, we'll be using a mix of both terminal commands and code written in Python scripts. We will signpost in which location to run the code to make this as clear as possible. To install Streamlit, run the following code in a terminal:

pip install streamlit

Now that we have Streamlit downloaded, we can call it directly from our command line using the preceding code to kick off Streamlit's demo.streamlit hello.

Take some time to explore Streamlit's demo and take a glance at any code that you find interesting! We're going to borrow and edit the code behind the plotting demo, which illustrates a combination of plotting and animation with Streamlit. Before we dive in, let's take a second and talk about how to organize Streamlit apps.