“There is no excuse for failing to plot and look” – John W. Tukey, Exploratory Data Analysis
In collaboration with the Computer Science Department at The GC, the Graduate Center Digital Initiatives is co-hosting a series of talks on visualization, from language specific tools to broadly conceptual theories and everything in between.
First up, this coming Wednesday is a tutorial on the most popular Python visualization library by its lead developer. Matplotlib is not just the most widely used Python visualization library, but it underpins most extensions and alternatives to it. If you want to get a sense of what’s possible in Python, this is the talk for you. This talk will also talk about design decisions that go into creating a visualization library, especially a very widely used relatively old library. It’s also worth going to this talk if you’re interested in open source communities – Matplotlib is one of the friendliest around, in large part because the developer works at making it welcoming. So come to the talk, it’ll be fun! More info at GCDI Events