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Matplotlib and iPython [ID:766]

a series of video-tutorials by Jason Wirth

In this series I demonstrate some basic plotting using Matplotlib and iPython.

Video Tutorials

1. An introducton to the 'Artist'

The Artist class is the foundation for everything in matplotlib. This video provides an introduction to Matplotlib and demonstrates how to create a simple line plot.

2. Modifying properties

This video builds off the introduction, further explaining how artists work in Matplotlib. Properties of lines are examined with manipulation through .get() “getter” and .set() “setter” methods.

3. Adding text to plots

Text is an important part of Matplotlib and an integral part of creating beautiful looking graphs. This video demonstrates how to use the ‘Text’ artist to display text on a plot and change its various properties such as color. Our plot has two lines, y=x**2 and y'=2x, I add the each line's label and change its color to match the line.

4. Creating multiple plots

It is quite common to display more than one plot in the same window. This video demonstrates an introduction to creating multiple plots: the first plot is created with “fig.add_subplot(2,1,1)” and the second plot with “fig.add_subplot(2,1,2)

5. Creating multiple plots 2, another example

The previous video demonstrated creating two plots. This video shows another example, creating 4 plots in one window. Plots are arranged in rows and columns using the ‘add_subplot(row, col, plot number)’ method.

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Kudos and Thanks for Jason

An introducton to the 'Artist'

thank you! :)

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Adding text to plots

This is great

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