A workshop on the principles of visualization with hands-on experience using matplotlib

When and Where?

11AM EST, 9.30 PM IST, Thursday Mar 10th, 2022  Register

Details and Outcomes

We’ll go over the foundational principles of good visualization and follow it up with a hands-on session on using matplotlib and seaborn well. We’ll cover:

  • the best principles of good visualization
  • the structure of matplotlib and the plots available to you
  • how to use color, length, area, and shape well
  • what plots you should use for what purpose


Dr. Rahul Dave

Rahul is co-founder of Univ.AI. He was previously a lecturer at Harvard University. He was on the original team for Harvard’s famous Data Science course, cs109, and has taught machine learning, statistics, and AI courses, both at Harvard and at multiple conferences and workshops. Some of his more popular offerings have been the Data Scientist Training for Librarians workshops in Boston and Copenhagen, Machine Learning for Suits at the Open Data Science Conference, continuing versions of cs109, and the am207 course on Bayesian Statistics and Generative Models at Harvard. Rahul is an accomplished computational scientist with a strong programming background and a veteran cosmologist. His Ph.D. thesis in cosmology and astrophysics at the University of Pennsylvania involved both high performance computing and bayesian statistics, and was one of the first works introducing dark energy. His subsequent work in Solar System astronomy and large scale astronomy databases at the ADS took him in the direction of machine learning and AI. Rahul is passionate about teaching, and a big believer in exposing big, ‘researchy’ ideas early on, to students. Follow him at @rahuldave on Twitter.