Beginning Python Visualization: Crafting Visual Transformation Scripts

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Apress, Feb 24, 2009 - Computers - 384 pages

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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Contents

Navigating the World of Data Visualization
1
the environment
31
python for programmers
53
Data Organization
101
processing text Files
135
Graphs and plots
183
Math Games
221
Science and Visualization
249
Image processing
285
advanced File processing
319
Additional Source Listing
343
Index
349
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About the author (2009)

Shai Vaingast has been an engineer, an engineering manager, and a director of engineering since 1993. He has worked in the defense industry and in medical engineering, while being heavily involved with data visualization. He holds a patent and has several others pending.

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