Python with Altair: An Introduction to Altair

Altair 4.1    |    Beginner
  • 8 Videos | 55m 7s
  • Includes Assessment
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This course will get you familiar with the building blocks of Altair visualizations and some of the important chart settings. You will touch upon some of the fundamentals of plotting graphs in Altair. You'll start off by learning about the basic data structures that can form the basis of Altair visualizations, including JSON data and Pandas DataFrames in both wide-form and long-form. You'll then move on to plotting one of the simpler graphs, histograms, to visualize the distribution of values for a quantitative field in your dataset. While doing so, you'll get to explore the different ways in which Altair graphs can be customized including augmenting your chart with text, layering histograms to view two distributions together, and making histograms interactive.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
    verify the correct Python version is installed on your system, run Jupyter notebook, and install Altair
    create a pandas DataFrame and an Altair Data object and generate a bar chart
    distinguish between wide form and long form data and use these formats to plot Altair charts
  • import in data to a DataFrame and create basic univariate histograms
    augment a histogram with a rule marking the mean for the distribution and enable interaction with your chart
    remove limits on dataset size set by Altair by default
    summarize the key concepts covered in this course

IN THIS COURSE

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    1. 
    Course Overview
    2m 19s
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    2. 
    Setting up Altair
    6m 36s
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    3. 
    Generating a Simple Altair Chart
    7m 31s
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    4. 
    Working with Wide Form and Long Form Data
    6m 58s
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    5. 
    Plotting a Histogram
    11m 33s
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    6. 
    Producing a Composite Chart
    11m 2s
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    7. 
    Working with Large Datasets
    4m 49s
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    8. 
    Course Summary
    1m 20s

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