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Plotting8:35 with Craig Dennis
NumPy integrates with a whole slew of external packages and tools. Let's take a look at the plotting library, matplotlib
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My Notes for Routines in Action
## Common Routines * Common [mathematical](https://docs.scipy.org/doc/numpy-1.14.0/reference/routines.math.html) [routines](https://docs.scipy.org/doc/numpy-1.14.0/reference/routines.html) are exposed so the formula can be abstracted away. * [`mean`](https://docs.scipy.org/doc/numpy-1.14.0/reference/generated/numpy.mean.html#numpy.mean) is a [statistics](https://docs.scipy.org/doc/numpy-1.14.0/reference/routines.statistics.html) routine used to calculate the average. * Reduction functions take a dimension and collapse it into a single value. * These functions define an axis parameter, and you should remember that the function works across the dimension.
Just about every Python data library that you come across is going to accept and 0:00 produce NumPy arrays. 0:04 Let's take a look at a common use case, plotting our data graphically. 0:06 Let's go and get Matplotlib installed. 0:10 So here are my reflection notes, but before we review them, let's multitask. 0:13 We need to install Matplotlib, so let's flip over to our terminal. 0:17 And we will stop the server with Ctrl + C and do I wanna shut this down? 0:23 I'm gonna click yes to shut it down. 0:27 If we go back at the prompt and we're gonna type conda install matplotlib. 0:30 And as that starts happening, we are just gonna go and 0:36 flip over back to our notebook, I'm gonna say OK, it's still up. 0:39 So it says connecting the kernel, that's fine cause the server is down. 0:43 So let's take a look at this. 0:47 So some common mathematical routines are exposed so 0:48 the formula could be abstracted away. 0:51 That was awesome. 0:54 So we saw mean was like that. 0:55 STD or standard deviation was like that. 0:56 A note here of reduction functions take a dimension and it will collapse. 0:59 It will reduce across that into a single value. 1:03 And that axis parameter is one that's a little bit tricky. 1:05 Good thing we made note of that with some examples. 1:08 Awesome, and it works across the dimension. 1:11 So that's the common routines. 1:13 And I did another one, 1:15 another little section here about the universal functions. 1:16 So here we go. 1:20 Universal functions expose a function to reduce an array to a single value. 1:21 And there's also a function called accumulate, which is nice, 1:25 cuz you can see things as it accumulates. 1:28 Let's see how we're doing with our server. 1:31 Shoot. 1:36 Yes, we want that to install. 1:37 I was trying to be a little too fast. 1:39 All right, cool. 1:40 Here, we're good. 1:41 So, let's go ahead and let's start that notebook back up, jupyter notebook. 1:42 And we should be able to just do it over here, if we come back here and 1:49 we say Kernel > Restart & Run All. 1:54 Here we go, back to it. 1:58 If you haven't used matplotlib lib before, it's a wonderful, versatile, and 2:02 quite popular graphing library. 2:07 There is more in the teachers notes if you would like to learn more. 2:09 So I'm gonna come up here into my import and I am going to add matplotlib. 2:11 So I will say import matplotlib.pyplot. 2:17 And keeping things lazy it's called PLT typically as plt. 2:23 Awesome, so what can we do with that? 2:30 Well, what do you say we create a graph that shows the student's GPA's matrix? 2:34 So let's get down to where that was at, here we go. 2:40 Let's get rid of a couple of these. 2:43 [SOUND] And I'm going to come here. 2:45 We should probably convey the way that each student performed over the year. 2:48 Now, choosing which type of graph to get your point across the best 2:55 is an art form in and of itself. 2:59 Now, one effective way that I've seen this expressed 3:01 is by using what is known as a box plot. 3:05 So, what a box plot does, is that it shows the range, the maximum and the minimum and 3:08 the various quartiles and the mean, all in one graph. 3:12 Well, the the best way to explore anything is to just to explore it. 3:16 Let's do it. 3:19 Off of the py plot module, there is a function named box plot, plt.boxplot(). 3:21 And it takes an array, so let's give it our array, so 3:29 let's say students_gpas, and then I'm gonna go ahead and do plt.plot(). 3:32 That will actually draw it here for us in our notebook. 3:38 Check this out. 3:41 [SOUND] students_gpas is not defined. 3:48 I wonder if that's because I ran the line. 3:53 Let's try that one more time. 3:56 Restart & Run All. 3:57 It looked like it worked. 4:03 Sorry about that. 4:07 Drops us down at the bottom too, so we've got to get back up to where we were. 4:10 There we go, there's our graph. 4:15 Look at that. 4:17 It looks like we're doing the right math, but it's along the years, right. 4:18 So this is 1, 2, 3, 4 if you remember what our, or students GPA's look like. 4:22 Fourth was all 4, and these was 4, 3.2, 3.96, let's just make sure, yeah, 4:28 that's what's happening here. 4:32 So, it's along the years instead of along the students. 4:34 This is also a perfectly fine way of looking at things, but 4:38 it's not what we're after. 4:41 So this bottom whisker here is the minimum and the top whisker is the maximum. 4:43 Here's the interquartile and this is the median here. 4:48 It's a bummer that the box plot is graphing along the columns. 4:52 Wasn't there a way to switch the axis of the array? 4:57 Like you can go from a 4 to 3 to a 3 to 4? 5:01 I'm pretty sure it was on that array manipulation doc that we linked to in our 5:04 notes. 5:09 If you don't remember how to do this, why don't you go and find that? 5:10 Give me a pause and see if you can't find it in the documentation and 5:14 get this graph showing what we want. 5:17 Go ahead, pause me. 5:19 Did you find it? 5:22 It's transposed. 5:23 So .T right? 5:24 On all arrays it will actually transpose and it will switch the order of arrays. 5:27 So lets run that one more time. 5:30 Beautiful, here we go. 5:32 So we got the three students, this is me. 5:33 I was all over the place. 5:36 Quesy doing good, like we said. 5:37 And here's Vlada doing well as well. 5:40 Got so much better from the start. 5:43 So what do you think we could do with our 100 days of code study minutes? 5:45 I know one of the questions that I get often is 5:50 how much time do you actually spend doing it? 5:52 Because sometimes it's hard to stop once you get on a roll. 5:55 [LAUGH] I'm definitely one to overdo it. 5:57 So let's go down to our study a minute, so I'm gonna scroll down here. 6:00 Right about here. 6:05 One way to tackle this is to group your data, right? 6:07 Now there's a type of graph known as histogram 6:10 that will group your data into bins or buckets and then display it. 6:13 It's pretty perfect for what we need actually. 6:18 So remember that we dropped the values that were under 60, 6:21 so we really just want values that are greater than 0. 6:24 So the name of the function is hist, short for 6:28 histogram, not like what a cat does when you try to be nice to it. 6:33 So we're gonna put it here, all of the minutes 6:37 that are greater than 0. 6:44 Actually, why don't you do that? 6:46 So I'm gonna leave a little to do here for 6:49 you, so we're gonna say pass in 6:55 a one dimensional array of all 7:00 the minutes that are greater than zero. 7:05 So you got that, right. 7:11 You can do that. 7:12 Go ahead. Enter this hist function, 7:13 pass in a one dimensional array of all the minutes that are greater than zero. 7:15 Go ahead pause me. 7:17 You got this. 7:19 How'd you do? 7:21 Did you get it? 7:21 So we can index our study_minutes array with a Boolean array, right? 7:23 And we're gonna use broadcasting here, 7:30 cuz we're gonna broadcast this 0 using this comparison operator and 7:33 that will give us a one dimensional array of all the values, and so we can say plot. 7:37 Bam, look at that. 7:45 There's some buckets that got defined by our data, so 25ish, 7:48 maybe 26, 27 times, we were in the 1st range of 60 or so. 7:52 And you could tweak this actually a little bit more, but 7:58 I think that this gets the point across pretty well. 8:00 There's times where I was down here in the three-hour range. 8:02 But mostly, it was up here. 8:06 [LAUGH] And then there was even one where we kind of crazy down here. 8:07 I hope that you are starting to see and 8:10 feel comfortable navigating around the wonderful world of NumPy. 8:13 You'll see it everywhere. 8:17 Like everywhere. 8:19 And being able to use it and 8:20 understand the terminology surround it will greatly help your data journey. 8:21 Matplotlib is just one of hundreds of data related libraries 8:26 that work great with NumPy. 8:30 I am excited to see what you do with it. 8:32
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