Matplotlib for Python Developers - Second Edition

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Learn
  • Create 2D and 3D static plots such as bar charts, heat maps, and scatter plots
  • Get acquainted with GTK+3, Qt5, and wxWidgets to understand the UI backend of Matplotlib
  • Develop advanced static plots with third-party packages such as Pandas, GeoPandas, and Seaborn
  • Create interactive plots with real-time updates
  • Develop web-based, Matplotlib-powered graph visualizations with third-party packages such as Django
  • Write data visualization code that is readily expandable on the cloud platform
About

Python is a general-purpose programming language increasingly being used for data analysis and visualization. Matplotlib is a popular data visualization package in Python used to design effective plots and graphs. This is a practical, hands-on resource to help you visualize data with Python using the Matplotlib library.

Matplotlib for Python Developers, Second Edition shows you how to create attractive graphs, charts, and plots using Matplotlib. You will also get a quick introduction to third-party packages, Seaborn, Pandas, Basemap, and Geopandas, and learn how to use them with Matplotlib. After that, you’ll embed and customize your plots in third-party tools such as GTK+3, Qt 5, and wxWidgets. You’ll also be able to tweak the look and feel of your visualization with the help of practical examples provided in this book. Further on, you’ll explore Matplotlib 2.1.x on the web, from a cloud-based platform using third-party packages such as Django. Finally, you will integrate interactive, real-time visualization techniques into your current workflow with the help of practical real-world examples

By the end of this book, you’ll be thoroughly comfortable with using the popular Python data visualization library Matplotlib 2.1.x and leveraging its power to build attractive, insightful, and powerful visualizations.

Features
  • Perform effective data visualization with Matplotlib and get actionable insights from your data
  • Design attractive graphs, charts, and 2D plots, and deploy them to the web
  • Get the most out of Matplotlib in this practical guide with updated code and examples
Page Count 300
Course Length 9 hours 0 minutes
ISBN 9781788625173
Date Of Publication 23 Apr 2018

Authors

Allen Yu

Allen Yu, PhD, is a Chevening Scholar, 2017-18, and an MSC student in computer science at the University of Oxford. He holds a PhD degree in Biochemistry from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and he has used Python and Matplotlib extensively during his 10 years of bioinformatics experience.

Apart from academic research, Allen is the co-founder of Codex Genetics Limited, which aims to provide a personalized medicine service in Asia through the use of the latest genomics technology.

Claire Chung

Claire Chung is pursuing her PhD degree as a Bioinformatician at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She enjoys using Python daily for work and lifehack. While passionate in science, her challenge-loving character motivates her to go beyond data analytics. She has participated in web development projects, as well as developed skills in graphic design and multilingual translation. She led the Campus Network Support Team in college, and shared her experience in data visualization in PyCon HK 2017.

Aldrin Yim

Aldrin Yim is a PhD candidate and Markey Scholar in the Computation and System Biology program at Washington University, School of Medicine. His research focuses on applying big data analytics and machine learning approaches in studying neurological diseases and cancer. He is also the founding CEO of Codex Genetics Limited, which provides precision medicine solutions to patients and hospitals in Asia.