Introduction to Data Visualization

Tuesday, October 23
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

BSLC - Room 018
924 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Data visualization allows researchers to explore and then display data in ways to help tell a story about it. This workshop, sponsored by the Visualization for Understanding and Exploration (VUE) project at the Neubauer Collegium, will give a brief introduction to data visualization techniques using common Python libraries such as Bokeh and HoloViews. It is designed to help people who have little to no experience or knowledge of basic data visualization methods. The tutorial will begin with an introduction to the concept of data visualization and a discussion of how to design a data visualization workflow. This will be followed by an introduction to useful functions on stereotypical data visualization methods. A hands-on session will be provided as an opportunity for participants to build sample visualizations using example data sets.


  • Introduction to basic concepts of data visualization 
  • Hands-on examples of data visualization tools using common used Python libraries 

Prerequisites: All participants are expected to bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system that they have administrative privileges on, and Python and Jupyter Notebooks are already installed. Basic Linux commands; Basic programming skill using Python with Jupyter Notebook

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