Data visualization is one of Python’s strongpoints. Creating colorful and meaningful charts from a dataset with Python is always fun, especially when it is animated! Yes. You read it right! Today I’m going to show you how to create a moving, racing bar chart with Python and the bar-chart-race library.
Python practitioners agree that data visualization with Python is effective and fun. With powerful libraries like pandas, Matplotlib, and seaborn, our data handling and visualization capabilities with Python are robust. Colorful charts reveal meaningful information from datasets we wish to understand.
Recently I got an urgent request from a friend to help her work on an Excel file. She needed to separate the data into different sheets and save everything in a single excel workbook. Each sheet's data would come from the original file, filtered according to each unique element in a certain column. Thus each sheet name would come from each unique item in that column.
I’m sure I’m not exaggerating saying that I’ve always been fascinated with coding. I’ve crossed paths with many programming languages, including Pascal, Microsoft Visual Basic, Java, C++, and, the latest, Python.
I’ve always been a partial part-time coder (less than a full part-time) until this point in life. I’ve been coding on and off, here and there, collecting bits and pieces of computer programming wonders. I’ve been coding less and less, not because I don’t like it anymore but because my career doesn’t really call for this ability.
But the fact that our present lives are wrapped-up by codes (algorithms)…
You probably have been asking this question for a while, since this is already October 2020.
You have gone on YouTube and found tons of videos on starting a blog in 2020. If you really want to start a blog post in 2020, any of those videos will give you some useful information on how to do that. Such a video would start with something along the line: “Step 1, pick a hosting company…” and would offer you a discount if you buy a hosting space by clicking through an affiliate link under the video.
Those videos, showing that blogging…
Here are some relevant questions you should ask yourself on the way up:
The online world is flooded with all sorts of information. One of them is positive, uplifting quotes. It can be addictive scrolling down Facebook reading these quotes. Yes, we all need encouragement. We all need affirmation that we ‘can do it.’ We all need to hear (read) that everything will be alright.
I admit that sometimes I can’t stop reading them on my Facebook feed. I got fed these quotes daily from many ‘inspirational pages’ I’m following. That’s how much I need positive energy! I feel ‘the power’ while reading the quotes, but the power never stays.
As a pessimist…
‘Machine Learning’ is a gargantuan topic. It encompasses mathematics, statistics, specific (domain) knowledge, and coding. For people without solid math or computer science background, it may seem daunting, even out-of-this-world, to even think about entering the domain or applications of the science. But to let everything slip through also seems wrong in this time and age. Machine learning is the core engine and the ‘brain’ behind various artificial intelligence systems (AIs). The art of machine learning is already neatly woven in the fabric of our modern-day lives. …
“A picture is worth a thousand words.” And a thousand words is a story in its own right. Photography is an expressive art. It tells stories of the world in one’s unique perspective. Creating pictures via photography is telling stories, and that is a joyful journey everyone can take. The best thing is that you don’t need to be a professional photographer to tell stories with pictures.
Telling stories via photography can be what’s called ‘photojournalism,’ but it doesn’t have to be. One doesn’t always have to take newsworthy pictures for them to tell stories.
Photography is much related to…
Archery can help you become a better version of yourself. It’s a great sports activity for both in- and outdoor settings, and it helps train both your body and mind. In this article, I’m sharing with you my journey on the road to becoming an archer and what I’ve picked up along the way.
My relationship with archery started with an excursion organized by the department of chemistry at the university I was teaching. We went out of town for a few days, and, on our way back, stopped at a recreation park. At the park, I was drawn to…
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