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Matplotlib is a python plotting library inspired by MATLAB. It allows developers to easily visualize their data using simple functions. In this episode, Jeff and Ben discuss why visualizing data is integral for the human experience, and how they it can make drawing conclusions from data more meaningful. Ben relates this to his experience studying atmospheric data in the wild, and how his work as a researcher drives his need to visualize the vast amounts of raw data generated by weather systems.
Ben Root is a core contributor to Matplotlib and works as a scientific programmer for Atmospheric and Environmental Research Inc.