Advanced Matplotlib


Matplotlib is one of the main plotting libraries in use within the scientific Python community. This tutorial covers advanced features of the Matplotlib library, including many recent additions: laying out axes, animation support, Basemap (for plotting on maps), and other tweaks for creating aesthetic plots. The goal of this tutorial is to expose attendees to several of the chief sub- packages within Matplotlib, helping to ensure that users maximize the use of the full capabilities of the library. Additionally, the attendees will be run through a 'grab-bag' of tweaks for plots that help to increase the aesthetic appeal of created figures. Attendees should be familiar with creating basic plots in Matplotlib as well as basic use of NumPy for manipulating data.

iPython notebooks used in the tutorial