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Introduction to Data Visualization with Matplotlib

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Learn how to create, customize, and share data visualizations using Matplotlib.

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Course Description

Visualizing data in plots and figures exposes the underlying patterns in the data and provides insights. Good visualizations also help you communicate your data to others, and are useful to data analysts and other consumers of the data. In this course, you will learn how to use Matplotlib, a powerful Python data visualization library. Matplotlib provides the building blocks to create rich visualizations of many different kinds of datasets. You will learn how to create visualizations for different kinds of data and how to customize, automate, and share these visualizations.
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  1. 1

    Introduction to Matplotlib

    Free

    This chapter introduces the Matplotlib visualization library and demonstrates how to use it with data.

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    Introduction to data visualization with Matplotlib
    50 xp
    Using the matplotlib.pyplot interface
    100 xp
    Adding data to an Axes object
    100 xp
    Customizing your plots
    50 xp
    Customizing data appearance
    100 xp
    Customizing axis labels and adding titles
    100 xp
    Small multiples
    50 xp
    Creating a grid of subplots
    50 xp
    Creating small multiples with plt.subplots
    100 xp
    Small multiples with shared y axis
    100 xp
  2. 4

    Sharing visualizations with others

    This chapter shows you how to share your visualizations with others: how to save your figures as files, how to adjust their look and feel, and how to automate their creation based on input data.

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Chester Ismay
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Amy Peterson
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  • Roman Z.
    about 2 months

    I appreciate a lot the way Ariel explains things. It's very concise, clear and engaging.

  • James S.
    about 2 months

    Plotting skills are essential! This course was awesome.

  • PASCAL P.
    2 months

    Excellent teaching , very clear explanations, gradual progression, interesting datasets. Perfect.

  • Sait O.
    3 months

    I benefited a lot from this course..

  • Jessica R.
    3 months

    This was my first coding course I've ever completed. It was incredibly helpful to start with something that gave context to what I was learning. "Hello, World" tutorials never really taught me anything, and I've likened them to teaching someone to speak not through talking to them, but saying "Ah" while pointing at an 'A'. Intro to Matplotlib illustrated the practical applications of the basics without handholding me through the coding equivalent of "Ah" = 'A'. I specifically want to call out how slow this guy spoke: I really appreciated it. It seems like the type of thing maybe others would complain about, so I wanted to note that I found it incredibly helpful to my retention.

"I appreciate a lot the way Ariel explains things. It's very concise, clear and engaging."

Roman Z.

"Plotting skills are essential! This course was awesome."

James S.

"Excellent teaching , very clear explanations, gradual progression, interesting datasets. Perfect."

PASCAL P.

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