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Matplotlib 2.x By Example by Aldrin Yim, Claire Chung, Allen Yu

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Visualizing population health information

The following section will be dedicated to combining both geographical and population health information of the US. Since this is a tutorial on Python, we focus more on ways to visualize the data, rather than to draw solid conclusions from it. However, many of the findings below actually concur with the population health research and news reports that one may find online.

To begin, let us first download the following information:

  • Top 10 leading causes of death in the United States from 1999 to 2013 from Healthdata.gov
  • 2016 TIGER GeoDatabase from US Census Bureau
  • Survival data of various type of cancers from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project (https://cancergenome.nih.gov/)

Since some of the ...

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