Jake VanderPlas – How to Think about Data Visualization – PyCon 2019




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“Speaker: Jake VanderPlas

The Python world has a staggering array of data visualization tools, and choosing which to use can seem like a daunting task. But which tool you use is far less important than how you use it. In this talk I’ll walk through some of the important considerations involved in visualizing your data, so that you can create more effective visualizations no matter which plotting package you use.

Slides can be found at: https://speakerdeck.com/pycon2019 and https://github.com/PyCon/2019-slides”

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  • PyCon 2019
    December 3, 2020

    11:20 simiotics

  • PyCon 2019
    December 3, 2020

    I don't trust this guy, he seems to have Altairiar motives

  • PyCon 2019
    December 3, 2020

    Great presentation! Btw, I tried searching for the slide deck but it seems it is no longer available?

  • PyCon 2019
    December 3, 2020

    Both links to the slides do not deliver
    https://github.com/PyCon/2019-slides can not find the page, :
    https://speakerdeck.com/pycon2019 has many slide decks, but not this one.
    Can this please be repaired?

  • PyCon 2019
    December 3, 2020

    Kudos, this is awesome. In 30 minutes VanderPlas gives:
    – the underlying theory of visualization, including the link to human perception (the gist of 30 years of relevant theory )
    – a short list of tools that are build on this theory, tools that automate everything but the theoretical visualization essentials

    Great for exploratory data viz. Tableau might still be needed if you want to communicate with managers or clients. You might still need D3.js if you are into total control. But aside from these use cases Altair and ggplot2/plotnine should do the job excellently in a fraction of the time.

    PS I'm a heavy user of ggplot2/plotnine but Altair looks a lot "cleaner" and a slightly better implementation of the theory.

  • PyCon 2019
    December 3, 2020

    Kudos on citing so much previous information. I admit I watched the first ~10min of this thinking "Dude, you're just describing the grammar of graphics! This is not new!" Then you went and named the idea, credited Wilkinson, and cited several other packages like ggplot2, and my faith in humanity was fully restored.

  • PyCon 2019
    December 3, 2020

    This was awesome! Great presentation!

  • PyCon 2019
    December 3, 2020

    crème de la crème

  • PyCon 2019
    December 3, 2020

    I am curious to know why Plotly and Dash weren't mentioned by Jake. Altair and Vega Lite are definitely nice indeed however Plotly is definitely a good contender and a competitor for Bokeh and especially suited for people who dont want to use Javascript.

  • PyCon 2019
    December 3, 2020

    I will try it !

  • PyCon 2019
    December 3, 2020

    This altair package is pretty awesome, wow!!

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