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Data Visualization in Python Using Matplotlib

December 29, 2023

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For whom is this course?

This course is designed for professionals, analysts, researchers, and enthusiasts who work with data and want to enhance their skills in visualizing and communicating data effectively. This course will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to create insightful plots and charts using Python. By the end of the course, you will be able to transform raw data into compelling visualizations that provide meaningful insights, aiding decision-making processes, storytelling, and effective communication of data-driven narratives.

What will you learn?

By the end of the course, you will have the skills to create dynamic and interactive data visualizations that not only captivate users but also provide meaningful insights and drive informed decision-making.


Basic Python programming


Introduction to Python Data Visualization

  • Importance of data visualization and its impact on data analysis
  • Overview of popular data visualization libraries in Python (Matplotlib, Seaborn, Plotly, etc.)
  • Setting up the development environment for data visualization in Python

Plotting Basics with Matplotlib

  • Introduction to Matplotlib and its fundamental components
  • Creating line plots, bar plots, scatter plots, and histograms
  • Customizing plots with labels, titles, colors, and styles
  • Subplots and multiple axes for visualizing multiple datasets

Exploring Data Distributions

  • Visualizing distributions with histograms, kernel density plots, and box plots
  • Techniques for handling skewed data and outliers
  • Violin plots and swarm plots for visualizing distributions across categories
  • Heatmaps and 2D histograms for representing 2D data distributions

Visualizing Relationships and Correlations

  • Scatter plots and bubble plots for visualizing relationships between variables
  • Line plots and area plots for visualizing trends and time series data
  • Correlation matrices and heatmaps for identifying relationships among multiple variables
  • Pair plots and joint plots for exploring pairwise relationships

Categorical Data Visualization

  • Creating bar plots, stacked bar plots, and grouped bar plots
  • Visualizing proportions with pie charts and donut charts
  • Creating stacked area plots and stacked line plots
  • Creating treemaps and sunburst charts for hierarchical data visualization

 Advanced Visualization Techniques

  • Visualizing geospatial data with choropleth maps and scatter maps
  • Network visualization using network graphs and node-link diagrams
  • Visualizing time series data with interactive plots and animations
  • Creating interactive visualizations with Plotly and Bokeh

Customizing Plots for Insight

  • Enhancing plot aesthetics with colors, palettes, and themes
  • Annotating plots with text, arrows, and legends
  • Creating interactive tooltips and hover effects
  • Using plot interactivity for data exploration and drill-down

Effective Data Communication and Storytelling

  • Principles of effective data communication and storytelling
  • Selecting the right plot types to convey the intended message
  • Designing narratives and adding context to visualizations
  • Creating dashboards and interactive presentations

 Handling Big Data and Streaming Data Visualization

  • Techniques for visualizing large datasets efficiently
  • Streaming data visualization and real-time updates
  • Handling memory limitations and optimizing performance
  • Case studies and examples of big data visualization

Ethical Considerations and Best Practices

  • Addressing biases and ethical concerns in data visualization
  • Conveying uncertainty and limitations in visualizations
  • Applying best practices for accessibility and inclusivity
  • Collaborative visualization and sharing visualizations


Course Info

Duration20 hours
Start DateDecember 23, 2023
Last Registration DateDecember 21, 2023
No of Students100
Skill Levelbeginner,intermediate

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