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Introduction – Learn Bokeh for data science

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Introduction – Learn Bokeh for data science

Welcome to this course on Bokeh for data science!

Bokeh is an interactive visualization library for modern web browsers. It provides elegant, concise construction of versatile graphics, and affords high-performance interactivity over large or streaming datasets.

Objectives of the course

The learning objectives of the course are set out as follows:

  • Learn about the fundamentals of plotting in Python.
  • Learn about implementing different plots in Bokeh.

You can expect to have all of these objectives met by the time you reach the end of this course.

Prerequisites for the course

If this is your first time working on Python, it may be hard for you to effectively grasp all the concepts. Therefore, the following pre-requisites are necessary for you to get the best out of the course:

  • Solid understanding of the Python programming language
  • Familiar with Numpy, a numerical computation library in Python
  • Familiar with Pandas, a data manipulation library in Python

If you do not have the above pre-requisites, don’t worry! You can always come back later to this course once you are ready.

Best way to work through the course

The course is not long but requires a good amount of attention from your end.

Before moving to the next lecture, we suggest you to set up your coding environment and open up your Jupyter Notebook. If you are a more advanced user of Python and have your own preferences, please feel free to choose an IDE that you prefer. However, all of the coding examples will be written for execution on Jupyter Notebook cells.

If you come across any problem, please check to see if your code matches exactly with the course or not. If you still are facing errors or have some doubts, please provide your question through the comment section of the specific chapter you are stuck on.

We also recommend you join our community and get connected to our vibrant network of data science aspirants. Once you are in the community, you can share your learnings, form a study group or even get help building a project around Bokeh.

All good? Okay! Let us head on to the first lesson of the course on ‘Installing and Importing Bokeh‘.

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