Best of Core Forum: Python for Data Visualization

Description: Python is a powerful, open-source, and popular programming language with a wide variety of applications in and out of libraries. Whether you’re presenting usage information or data from your own research, Python can help transform your data from numbers into data visualizations, such as graphs, that can be shared with coworkers, administration, and publishers. Unlike software such as Excel, Python script can be shared and reused once written, providing you with the ability to add transparency and reproducibility to your processes and research. In this workshop, we’ll cover everything you need to know to create these data visualizations--no previous experience required!

This webinar was previously presented in-person as a session at the 2023 Core Forum. We are hosting this webinar, with the session adapted and presented live as a virtual event, to extend its reach.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the origin of Python;
  • Use Python variables, functions, and other coding fundamentals; and
  • Create data visualizations using Python.

Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in learning Python from scratch, reinforcing material learned previously, or learning a new programming language.


Paige Scudder is a Research & Instruction Librarian at Tufts University.

Tech Requirements

Core Webinars are held in Zoom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. You may interact with the presenter and ask questions through text-based chat. Closed captioning is available in the Zoom platform. The webcast will be recorded and the link to the recording shared with registrants shortly after the live event.