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.


A Whirlwind Tour of Python

October 7, 2016

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.

Handling missing data

August 3, 2015

Considerations for managing missing data and a look at how Pandas tools can address missing data in Python.

Data visualization with Seaborn

May 7, 2015

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