Jake VanderPlas

Jake VanderPlas

Jake VanderPlas is a long-time user and developer of the Python scientific stack. He currently works as an interdisciplinary research director at the University of Washington, conducts his own astronomy research, and spends time advising and consulting with local scientists from a wide range of fields.

Posts by Jake VanderPlas

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A Whirlwind Tour of Python

Jake VanderPlas explains Python’s essential syntax and semantics, built-in data types and structures, function definitions, control flow statements, and more, using Python 3 syntax.

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Pivot Tables in Python

Pivot tables are an incredibly handy tool for exploring tabular data. This excerpt from the Python Data Science Handbook (Early Release) shows how to use the elegant pivot table features in Pandas to slice and dice your data.

Visualizing Data with Seaborn

Data visualization with Seaborn

Seaborn provides an API on top of matplotlib, which uses sane plot and color defaults and simple functions for common statistical plot types.