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The Data Visualization Workshop

By : Mario Döbler, Tim Großmann
Book Image

The Data Visualization Workshop

By: Mario Döbler, Tim Großmann

Overview of this book

Do you want to transform data into captivating images? Do you want to make it easy for your audience to process and understand the patterns, trends, and relationships hidden within your data? The Data Visualization Workshop will guide you through the world of data visualization and help you to unlock simple secrets for transforming data into meaningful visuals with the help of exciting exercises and activities. Starting with an introduction to data visualization, this book shows you how to first prepare raw data for visualization using NumPy and pandas operations. As you progress, you’ll use plotting techniques, such as comparison and distribution, to identify relationships and similarities between datasets. You’ll then work through practical exercises to simplify the process of creating visualizations using Python plotting libraries such as Matplotlib and Seaborn. If you’ve ever wondered how popular companies like Uber and Airbnb use geoplotlib for geographical visualizations, this book has got you covered, helping you analyze and understand the process effectively. Finally, you’ll use the Bokeh library to create dynamic visualizations that can be integrated into any web page. By the end of this workshop, you’ll have learned how to present engaging mission-critical insights by creating impactful visualizations with real-world data.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)
7. Combining What We Have Learned

3. A Deep Dive into Matplotlib

Activity 3.01: Visualizing Stock Trends by Using a Line Plot


Visualize a stock trend by using a line plot:

  1. Create an Activity3.01.ipynb Jupyter notebook in the Chapter03/Activity3.01 folder to implement this activity.
  2. Import the necessary modules and enable plotting within the Jupyter notebook:
    # Import statements
    import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
    import numpy as np
    import pandas as pd
    %matplotlib inline
  3. Use pandas to read the datasets (GOOGL_data.csv, FB_data.csv, AAPL_data.csv, AMZN_data.csv, and MSFT_data.csv) located in the Datasets folder. The read_csv() function reads a .csv file into a DataFrame:
    # load datasets
    google = pd.read_csv('../../Datasets/GOOGL_data.csv')
    facebook = pd.read_csv('../../Datasets/FB_data.csv')
    apple = pd.read_csv('../../Datasets/AAPL_data.csv')
    amazon = pd.read_csv('../../Datasets/AMZN_data.csv')
    microsoft = pd.read_csv('../../Datasets/MSFT_data.csv...