Chapter 3. Plotting with breeze-viz

Data visualization is an integral part of data science. Visualization needs fall into two broad categories: during the development and validation of new models and, at the end of the pipeline, to distill meaning from the data and the models to provide insight to external stakeholders.

The two types of visualizations are quite different. At the data exploration and model development stage, the most important feature of a visualization library is its ease of use. It should take as few steps as possible to go from having data as arrays of numbers (or CSVs or in a database) to having data displayed on a screen. The lifetime of graphs is also quite short: once the data scientist has learned all he can from the graph ...

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