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Interactive Applications Using Matplotlib by Benjamin V. Root

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The big event

What is the purpose of interactive plotting? Why is it important for Matplotlib to provide this feature? It is important because you want to interact with your data. What you plot in the figure is a visual representation of your data, and giving it interactivity brings that data an extra step closer to the real world by providing your users the means to interact with that data in a more physically intuitive manner. It is all about data exploration.

So far, for our project, we have only developed the means to display our storm and radar data. While we could simply use these viewers and then manually edit the associated shapefile, it would not be practical. We should be able to provide users the means to interrogate their data. To do ...

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