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Python GUI Programming Cookbook, Second Edition - Second Edition

By : Burkhard Meier
Book Image

Python GUI Programming Cookbook, Second Edition - Second Edition

By: Burkhard Meier

Overview of this book

Python is a multi-domain, interpreted programming language. It is a widely used general-purpose, high-level programming language. It is often used as a scripting language because of its forgiving syntax and compatibility with a wide variety of different eco-systems. Python GUI Programming Cookbook follows a task-based approach to help you create beautiful and very effective GUIs with the least amount of code necessary. This book will guide you through the very basics of creating a fully functional GUI in Python with only a few lines of code. Each and every recipe adds more widgets to the GUIs we are creating. While the cookbook recipes all stand on their own, there is a common theme running through all of them. As our GUIs keep expanding, using more and more widgets, we start to talk to networks, databases, and graphical libraries that greatly enhance our GUI’s functionality. This book is what you need to expand your knowledge on the subject of GUIs, and make sure you’re not missing out in the long run.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Creating beautiful charts using Matplotlib

This recipe introduces us to the Matplotlib Python module, which enables us to create visual charts using Python 3.6 and above.

The URL,, is a great place to start for exploring the world of Matplotlib, and it teaches us how to create many charts that are not presented in this chapter.

Getting ready

In order to use the Matplotlib Python module, we first have to install this module as well as several other related Python modules.

If you are running a version of Python older than 3.6, I would encourage you to upgrade your version, as we will be using the Python pip module throughout this chapter to install the required Python modules, and pip is installed with 3.6 and above.


It is possible to install pip with the earlier versions of Python 3 but the process is not very intuitive, so it is definitely better to upgrade to 3.6 or above.

How to do it…

The following picture is an example of what incredible graphical...