Why is it important to learn Matplotlib?


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Question

Why is it important to learn Matplotlib for data science?

Answer

There are a few reasons why learning Matplotlib can be important for data science.

One reason is that it gives us the ability to visualize and present data in a clear and concise way with little code required. Because it utilizes Python, it is easy to read and write the code needed to create visualizations quickly and easily. With just the following line, we have access to many of the features of this powerful visualization library:
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt

Another reason is that being able to visualize our data lets us see patterns that otherwise might not be immediately clear in the actual raw data. If we are working with thousands or even millions of rows of data, as humans we can’t easily see connections.

Last but not least, Matplotlib provides many built-in functionality and figures we can draw such as barplots, histograms, scatterplots and much more. This lesson will provide an introduction to the library, so feel free to get started!