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matplotlib Plotting Cookbook

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  • Discover how to create all the common plots you need
  • Enrich your plots with annotations and sophisticated legends
  • Take control of your plots and master colors, linestyle, and scales
  • Add a dimension to your plots and go 3D
  • Integrate your graphics into your applications
  • Automate your work and generate a large batch of graphics
  • Create interactive plots with matplotlib
  • Combine your plots to create sophisticated visualizations

matplotlib is part of the Scientific Python modules collection. matplotlib provides a large library of customizable plots and a comprehensive set of backends. It tries to make easy things easy and hard things possible. You can generate plots, add dimensions to the plots, and also make the plots interactive with just a few lines of code with matplotlib. Also, matplotlib integrates well with all common GUI modules.

This book is a head-first, hands-on journey into matplotlib, the complete and definite plotting package for Python. You will learn about the basic plots, how to customize them, and combine them to make sophisticated figures. Along with basic plots, you will also learn to make professional scientific plots.

In this book, you will start with the common figures that are offered by most plotting packages. You will learn how to add annotations, and play with styles, colors, scales, and shapes so that you can add personality and visual punch to your graphics. You will also see how to combine several graphics. With this book you will learn how to create sophisticated visualizations with simple code. Finally, you can make your plots interactive.

After reading "matplotlib Plotting Cookbook", you will be able to create the highest quality plots.

  • Learn plotting with self-contained, practical examples that cover common use cases
  • Build your own solutions with the orthogonal recipes
  • Learn to customize and combine basic plots to make sophisticated figures
Page Count 222
Course Length 6 hours 39 minutes
ISBN 9781849513265
Date Of Publication 26 Mar 2014


Alexandre Devert

Alexandre Devert is a scientist, currently busy solving problems and making tools for molecular biologists. Before this, he used to teach data mining, software engineering, and research in numerical optimization. He is an enthusiastic Python coder as well and never gets enough of it!