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Matplotlib for Python Developers by Sandro Tosi

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Matplotlib

A picture is worth a thousand words.

We all know that images are a powerful form of communication. We often use them to understand a situation better or to condense pieces of information into a graphical representation.

Just to give a couple of examples on how helpful they can be, let's consider the scientific and performance analysis fields. In order to clearly identify the bottlenecks, it is very important to be able to visualize data when analyzing performance information. Similarly, taking a quick glance at a graph drawn for a scientific experiment can give a scientist a better understanding of the results, something which is harder to achieve by looking only at the raw data.

Python is an interpreted language ...

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