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Scala Data Analysis Cookbook by Arun Manivannan

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Chapter 4. Data Visualization

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Visualizing using Zeppelin
  • Creating scatter plots with Bokeh-Scala
  • Creating a time series MultiPlot with Bokeh-Scala

Introduction

In all honesty, free / open source data visualization tools in Scala aren't that rich compared to those in other mature data analysis languages, such as R or Python. We might partly attribute this to the lack of rich charting frameworks in Java, and visualization has never been a strong point for big data analytics.

That said, Scala (or more specifically the Hadoop world, including Spark) is catching up with the presence of the Apache incubator project Zeppelin and the highly active Scala bindings (https://github.com/bokeh/bokeh-scala) for ...

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