Short Course: Intermediate Python: Data Visualization with Matplotlib

Sunday, 2 February 2014 Room C109


This course builds upon the short course “A Beginner’s Course to Using Python in Climate and Meteorology,” and is geared toward those who already have some basic experience writing Python programs and understand Python control structures.  This intermediate course will show how to use the Matplotlib library for data plotting and visualization.  Detailed aspects of creating and formatting all types of 1-D line and bar charts, pie charts, 2-D contour and surface plots, and 3-D plots will be covered, along with the Basemap module for plotting geographically referenced data on the globe.

Students with no prior knowledge of Python are encouraged to sign-up for the two-day Beginner's Python course.

All attendees will need to bring a laptop (with power adapter) that has Python, SciPy, NumPy, matplotlib, and Basemap installed on it.  Instructions will be emailed to registered attendees before the course begins on how to install Python and the other needed libraries.

 For more information please contact the instructor of the course, Alex DeCaria, Earth Sciences Department, Millersville University, 18 Creek Dr., Millersville, PA 17551-0302, (tel:  717-892-3697; email:  [email protected]). (10/13)