Hands-On Data Visualization with Bokeh

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  • Installing Bokeh and understanding its key concepts
  • Creating plots using glyphs, the fundamental building blocks of Bokeh
  • Creating plots using different data structures like NumPy and Pandas
  • Using layouts and widgets to visually enhance your plots and add a layer of interactivity
  • Building and hosting applications on the Bokeh server
  • Creating advanced plots using spatial data

Adding a layer of interactivity to your plots and converting these plots into applications hold immense value in the field of data science. The standard approach to adding interactivity would be to use paid software such as Tableau, but the Bokeh package in Python offers users a way to create both interactive and visually aesthetic plots for free. This book gets you up to speed with Bokeh - a popular Python library for interactive data visualization.

The book starts out by helping you understand how Bokeh works internally and how you can set up and install the package in your local machine. You then use a real world data set which uses stock data from Kaggle to create interactive and visually stunning plots. You will also learn how to leverage Bokeh using some advanced concepts such as plotting with spatial and geo data. Finally you will use all the concepts that you have learned in the previous chapters to create your very own Bokeh application from scratch.

By the end of the book you will be able to create your very own Bokeh application. You will have gone through a step by step process that starts with understanding what Bokeh actually is and ends with building your very own Bokeh application filled with interactive and visually aesthetic plots.

  • A step by step approach to creating interactive plots with Bokeh
  • Go from nstallation all the way to deploying your very own Bokeh application
  • Work with a real time datasets to practice and create your very own plots and applications
Page Count 174
Course Length 5 hours 13 minutes
ISBN 9781789135404
Date Of Publication 14 Jun 2018


Kevin Jolly

Kevin Jolly is a formally educated data scientist with a master's degree in data science from the prestigious King's College London. Kevin works as a statistical analyst with a digital healthcare start-up, Connido Limited, in London, where he is primarily involved in leading the data science projects that the company undertakes. He has built machine learning pipelines for small and big data, with a focus on scaling such pipelines into production for the products that the company has built.

Kevin is also the author of a book titled Hands-On Data Visualization with Bokeh, published by Packt. He is the editor-in-chief of Linear, a weekly online publication on data science software and products.