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Getting started with Matplotlib

Video on Getting started with Matplotlib

Before we delve any deeper and get ready for an immersive experience of learning to build plots using Matplotlib, watch this video to:

  • understand what plotting time series data really is and why is it crucial in data visualisation
  • recognise the various aspects of the Matplotlib for plotting a time series data on a chart.

Download your Jupyter Notebook

Download your accompanying Jupyter Notebook containing explanations and codes in cells that you can run to receive outputs.

Download: Plotting Time Series Data using Matplotlib

The Notebook contains only the code snippets that you can run to get an immersive and interactive experience, as well as instant results of the codes alongside the explanations. Make best use of this opportunity to familiarise yourself with using the Notebook.

At the end of this week, you’ll find a set of interesting poll activities to check your knowledge.

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