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Every dataset has a story to tell, but even the cleanest and most uniform rows and columns aren’t enough to tell the story in a compelling way. So when you want to motivate data-driven action, you need a powerful method for presenting actionable data. That method is data visualization, and it’s a critical skill for data professionals of all specializations.In this course, you’ll learn how to use Python libraries like Matplotlib, Seaborn, and Basemap to transform raw data into compelling and actionable visualizations. By understanding the most common data visualization techniques, you’ll be able to use Python to generate beautiful, insightful, and meaningful visuals that will give new life to your data.

This course focuses on:

  • Introducing common data visualization concepts and techniques in Python.
  • Building proficiency in Python libraries like Matplotlib, Seaborn, and Basemap
  • Optimizing your creation and presentation of persuasive data visualizations.

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How Our Storytelling Through Data Visualization Course Works

Data visualization is an invaluable skill in data science, especially for data analysts and data scientists. Not everyone can intuitively understand the insights contained in a dataset, which is why data visualization is so ubiquitous and necessary. We want to see you flourish in a data science career, so we’ve made this data visualization course to help you get there. This particular course is for intermediate Python users and it builds upon the essentials covered in our previous Python visualization lessons.

Here at Dataquest, it’s our mission to help you level up your data science career skills. That’s why we believe in learning by doing. With us, you’ll never have to sit through boring “training” videos or ineffective memorization exercises. With Dataquest, you’ll acquire, refine, and retain in-demand data visualization skills by solving real problems with real code starting on day one!

In this Storytelling Through Data Visualization course, you’ll learn quickly and efficiently by completing our hands-on, interactive lessons, practice problems, and guided projects. You’ll be digging into real-world datasets and visualizing insights from the Department of Education. Here, you’ll learn the unique challenges of plotting geographical data using a public flight dataset.

One of the biggest perks of learning with Dataquest is the ability to build a compelling project portfolio. We know that one of the first and most important things hiring managers and employers look for in a candidate is a portfolio that demonstrates the skills for the job. That’s why all of our courses culminate in a portfolio project! Our projects challenge you to synthesize and implement your new skills in solving real-world problems.

Additionally, with Dataquest, you’ll join our thriving and supportive community of data students and professionals. That way, you’ll never learn alone! And if you ever need extra help, our powerful and responsive support tools are just a click away.

Here’s a glance at our Storytelling Through Data Visualization course:

  • This course is the sixth in the Data Analyst in Python Career Path. It consists of the five lessons listed below, which cover in-depth programming concepts in Python.
  • You’ll write real code with dozens of practice problems so you can apply your skills.
  • At the end of each course, you’ll complete a guided project to reinforce your new knowledge and expand your portfolio.
  • When you complete this course, you’ll receive a certificate that you can share with your professional network.
  • Once you complete this course, you’ll be ready for more advanced Python courses.
  • Engage with our friendly community of data professionals, get feedback on your projects, and keep building your skills.

Enroll in this course to learn Storytelling Through Data Visualization!


Who Is This Storytelling Through Data Visualization Course For?

This course was designed for intermediate Python users who already have a firm grasp of the basics of Python programming and data visualization. Whether you’re a data science newbie looking to expand your knowledge or a seasoned data scientist who wants to brush up on the basics, this course is for you!

We’ve designed this data visualization course to help as many people as possible:

  • Data science beginners looking for fundamental data visualization knowledge
  • Python users seeking a deeper understanding of the inner workings of Python
  • People who want a career as a data analyst or data scientist
  • People seeking remote work
  • Anyone who works with data in telecommunication, finance, education, and healthcare
  • Junior data scientists or data analysts who want to advance in their current positions
  • Anyone who wants to be able to capture, process, and interpret data
  • Students who want to develop a competitive portfolio
  • Experienced Python users who want to fill in the blanks and brush up on the basics

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