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Fundamentals of Data Visualization: A Primer on Making Informative and Compelling Figures

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Effective visualization is the best way to communicate information from the increasingly large and complex datasets in the natural and social sciences. But with the increasing power of visualization software today, scientists, engineers, and business analysts often have to navigate a bewildering array of visualization choices and options.

This practical book takes you through many commonly encountered visualization problems, and it provides guidelines on how to turn large datasets into clear and compelling figures. What visualization type is best for the story you want to tell? How do you make informative figures that are visually pleasing? Author Claus O. Wilke teaches you the elements most critical to successful data visualization.

  • Explore the basic concepts of color as a tool to highlight, distinguish, or represent a value
  • Understand the importance of redundant coding to ensure you provide key information in multiple ways
  • Use the book’s visualizations directory, a graphical guide to commonly used types of data visualizations
  • Get extensive examples of good and bad figures
  • Learn how to use figures in a document or report and how employ them effectively to tell a compelling story
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Become a Python Data Analyst: Perform exploratory data analysis and gain insight into scientific computing using Python
Become a Python Data Analyst: Perform exploratory data analysis and gain insight into scientific computing using Python

Enhance your data analysis and predictive modeling skills using popular Python tools

Key Features

  • Cover all fundamental libraries for operation and manipulation of Python for data analysis
  • Implement real-world datasets to perform predictive analytics with Python
  • ...
The Lemonade Stall: How to test and validate ideas - a story and workbook (Creating Products and Services)
The Lemonade Stall: How to test and validate ideas - a story and workbook (Creating Products and Services)

A real-world workbook to taking a more structured approach to building a business that will succeed.

One of the worst crimes in business today is wasting time creating products and services that nobody wants. Fortunately, there is a more structured, scientific, measurable alternative.

Creating what you...

Mastering Python Scripting for System Administrators: Write scripts and automate them for real-world administration tasks using Python
Mastering Python Scripting for System Administrators: Write scripts and automate them for real-world administration tasks using Python

Leverage the features and libraries of Python to administrate your environment efficiently.

Key Features

  • Learn how to solve problems of system administrators and automate routine activities
  • Learn to handle regular expressions, network administration
  • ...

Python for Finance: Mastering Data-Driven Finance
Python for Finance: Mastering Data-Driven Finance

The financial industry has recently adopted Python at a tremendous rate, with some of the largest investment banks and hedge funds using it to build core trading and risk management systems. Updated for Python 3, the second edition of this hands on book helps you get started with the language, guiding developers and...

Tribe of Hackers: Cybersecurity Advice from the Best Hackers in the World
Tribe of Hackers: Cybersecurity Advice from the Best Hackers in the World
Our self-published version of Tribe of Hackers: Cybersecurity Advice from the Best Hackers in the World (9781793464187) has been retired. For the current version of this title, which includes a new cover and introduction, please look for Tribe of Hackers: Cybersecurity Advice from the Best Hackers in the World (9781119643371) available from...
Database Systems: A Pragmatic Approach
Database Systems: A Pragmatic Approach

Database Systems: A Pragmatic Approach is a classroom textbook for use by students who are learning about relational databases, and the professors who teach them. It discusses the database as an essential component of a software system, as well as a valuable, mission critical corporate resource. The book is based on lecture notes...

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