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Beginning Python Visualization

Crafting Visual Transformation Scripts

By Shai Vaingast

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Beginning Python Visualization: Crafting Visual Transformation Scripts discusses turning many types of small data sources into useful visual data.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-1843-2
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: February 22, 2009
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • Print Book Price: $47.99
  • eBook Price: $33.99
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We are visual animals. But before we can see the world in its true splendor, our brains, just like our computers, have to sort and organize raw data, and then transform that data to produce new images of the world. Beginning Python Visualization: Crafting Visual Transformation Scripts discusses turning many types of small data sources into useful visual data. And, you will learn Python as part of the bargain.

What you’ll learn

  • Write ten lines of code and present visual information instead of data soup.
  • Set up an open source environment ready for data visualization.
  • Forget Excel: use Python.
  • Learn numerical and textual processing.
  • Draw graphs and plots based on textual and numerical data.
  • Learn how to deal with images.

Who this book is for

IT personnel, programmers, engineers, and hobbyists interested in acquiring and displaying data from the Web, sensors, economic trends, and even astronomical sources.

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On page 74:
Line 5: 'The key and value objects can be most data types, with the exception of some'

Actually, this restriction only applies to the key, the value can be anything.