/Data Visualisation for Everyone — Introduction to Matplotlib and Seaborn

Provided by: Northumbria University

Course Area: All areas

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: Anytime

Subjects: Coding, Data Analytics, Data Science, Information Visualisation, Python, Social Data Analytics

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Online

Course overview

Using a combination of basic Python commands and functions imported from the Matplotlib and Seaborn libraries you will learn how to import data sets over the Internet, filter the data, and plot it in a number of different ways.


This taster session uses the Jupyter Notebook system which allows instructional material and executable code to be mixed into a single document. To work through the course you have the choice of installing Jupyter Notebook on your own computer, or you can work through it online by using the Google Colab link. This option has the advantage of not having to download or install anything on your own machine.


This course can be started at any time and is available now.

Who is this course for

This course assumes you are familiar with the basics of programming Python. It is aimed at those who want to begin exploring how to use Python for data visualisation tasks.

What will I learn

  • How to use the external Matplotlib and Seabord libraries for Python
  • How to import data into your own program from Internet-based data sources
  • How to filter data
  • How to plot and visualise data
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