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Matplotlib 3 for Data Visualization and Python: Getting Started

by Douglas Starnes

Get up to speed with the basics of data visualization using Python and Matplotlib. This course will explore how to create and customize charts and graphs to tell the story behind the data. It will also touch on how to add some interactive components.

What you'll learn

Matplotlib is a Python package for creating visualizations in order to get the most value out of your data. In this course, Matplotlib 3 for Data Visualization and Python: Getting Started, you’ll learn the foundations of Matplotlib to reveal the story behind the data. First, you’ll explore basic visualizations such as bar and pie charts. Next, you’ll discover how to customize these with color, text, and layouts. Finally, you’ll learn how to add some 'sizzle' with animations and interactivity and embed those visualizations in a number of different applications. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Matplotlib needed to create data visualizations with Python.

About the author

Douglas Starnes is a tech author, professional explainer and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in developer technologies in Memphis, TN. He is published on Pluralsight, Real Python and SkillShare. Douglas is co-director of the Memphis Python User Group, Memphis .NET User Group, Memphis Xamarin User Group and Memphis Power Platform User Group. He is also on the organizing committees of Scenic City Summit in Chattanooga, and TDevConf, a virtual conference in the state of Tennessee. A frequent c... more

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