Book Description
Unlock deeper insights into visualization in form of 2D and 3D graphs using Matplotlib 2.x
About This Book
 Create and customize live graphs, by adding style, color, font to make appealing graphs.
 A complete guide with insightful use cases and examples to perform data visualizations with Matplotlib's extensive toolkits.
 Create timestamp data visualizations on 2D and 3D graphs in form of plots, histogram, bar charts, scatterplots and more.
Who This Book Is For
This book is for anyone interested in data visualization, to get insights from big data with Python and Matplotlib 2.x. With this book you will be able to extend your knowledge and learn how to use python code in order to visualize your data with Matplotlib. Basic knowledge of Python is expected.
What You Will Learn
 Familiarize with the latest features in Matplotlib 2.x
 Create data visualizations on 2D and 3D charts in the form of bar charts, bubble charts, heat maps, histograms, scatter plots, stacked area charts, swarm plots and many more.
 Make clear and appealing figures for scientific publications.
 Create interactive charts and animation.
 Extend the functionalities of Matplotlib with thirdparty packages, such as Basemap, GeoPandas, Mplot3d, Pandas, Scikitlearn, and Seaborn.
 Design intuitive infographics for effective storytelling.
In Detail
Big data analytics are driving innovations in scientific research, digital marketing, policymaking and much more. Matplotlib offers simple but powerful plotting interface, versatile plot types and robust customization.
Matplotlib 2.x By Example illustrates the methods and applications of various plot types through real world examples.
It begins by giving readers the basic knowhow on how to create and customize plots by Matplotlib. It further covers how to plot different types of economic data in the form of 2D and 3D graphs, which give insights from a deluge of data from public repositories, such as Quandl Finance. You will learn to visualize geographical data on maps and implement interactive charts.
By the end of this book, you will become well versed with Matplotlib in your daytoday work to perform advanced data visualization. This book will guide you to prepare high quality figures for manuscripts and presentations. You will learn to create intuitive infographics and reshaping your message crisply understandable.
Style and approach
Step by step comprehensive guide filled with real world examples.
Publisher Resources
Table of Contents
 Preface

Hello Plotting World!
 Hello Matplotlib!
 Setting up the plotting environment
 Plotting our first graph
 Summary

Figure Aesthetics
 Basic structure of a Matplotlib figure
 Setting colors in Matplotlib
 Adjusting text formats
 Customizing lines and markers
 Customizing grids, ticks, and axes
 Using style sheets
 Title and legend
 Test your skills
 Summary
 Figure Layout and Annotations
 Visualizing Online Data
 Visualizing Multivariate Data
 Adding Interactivity and Animating Plots
 A Practical Guide to Scientific Plotting
 Exploratory Data Analytics and Infographics
Product Information
 Title: Matplotlib 2.x By Example
 Author(s):
 Release date: August 2017
 Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
 ISBN: 9781788295260