Data Visualization With Python

1. Intro to Data Visualization

When dealing with data science or machine learning problem, a necessary skill is to visualize your results. In school, you’ve probably drawn line charts, bar charts, and pie charts or even plotted them using Excel. However, when dealing with machine learning or data science tasks, it is often easier to plot data within the program itself, making plotting and charting with Python an important skill.

Before we get to understanding how to plot and chart in Python, we must first understand what makes a good visualization of data.

When graphing and plotting data, it’s important to show your data in a truthful and visually appealing format. Here are three essential don’ts when visualizing data:

  1. Don’t hide relevant data to highlight what benefits you
  2. Don’t display too much data
  3. Don’t distort the data