Chapter 5. Building a Business Intelligence Dashboard Quickly

With our analysis being complete, we need a way to visualize our data. In this chapter, we will look at generating reports in Excel and building dashboards using IPython Notebook and Flask. Specifically, we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating reports in Excel
    • Creating reports in Excel directly from a Pandas DataFrame
    • Creating customizable Excel reports using XlsxWriter
  • Building and exporting IPython Notebook
    • Building a shareable Dashboard using IPython Notebook and matplotlib
    • Exporting an IPython Notebook Dashboard to HTML
    • Exporting an IPython Notebook Dashboard to PDF
    • Exporting an IPython Notebook Dashboard to an HTML slideshow
  • Flask—A Python microframework
    • Building your first Flask application ...

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