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Building Dashboards with Dash and Plotly

Learn how to build interactive and insight-rich dashboards with Dash and Plotly.

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Course Description

You don’t need expensive vendor software to create insight-rich dashboards—you can do this using Plotly and Dash. Come on a journey and learn how to turn your Plotly visualizations into interactive dashboards using global e-commerce data. You’ll learn the basics of web applications and discover how to structure and style your dashboards using HTML and CSS—building a portfolio of dashboards you can adapt to your data and projects. Are you ready to bring your plots to life?

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    From Plotly to Dash


    Take Plotly to the next level with Dash. After briefly revising Plotly, you'll dive straight into building your first Dash app. You'll then get your first taste of HTML and how Dash harnesses this vital web development language to structure larger Dash apps. Finally, you'll put all this together in your first multi-graph dashboard for a global e-commerce organization.

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    Plotly graphs and figures
    50 xp
    Line graph of sales by country
    100 xp
    Bar graph of sales by country
    100 xp
    From Plotly to Dash
    50 xp
    The core Dash app code
    100 xp
    Sales in a Dash app
    100 xp
    Positioning Dash components
    50 xp
    Combining HTML and Dash
    100 xp
    A draft sales dashboard
    100 xp
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    Styling Dash Apps

    Take control of the elements in your Dash apps with HTML and CSS. Learn what each of these is and how they are at the core of modern web development, then incorporate their powerful abilities in your Dash apps to change the size, color, and placement of your objects.

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    Interactivity with Callbacks and Components

    Turn your Dash apps into user-driven experiences by mastering interactive components. Learn how to include dropdowns, date pickers, and event free text fields to modify elements on your Dash apps and build truly self-service dashboards your users can explore.

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    Advanced Dash Apps

    Unleash the full power of Dash app interactivity by triggering changes to one graph when a user clicks on or hovers over, another graph. Additionally, you'll learn the basics of Dash's Data Table module for creating tables that can be easily filtered, sorted, and paginated; as well as trigger changes in other graphs as well.

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2011 Global e-commerce data


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Alex Scriven

Data Scientist @ New South Wales Government

Alex is a Data Scientist working for the New South Wales Government in Sydney, Australia. He is also a Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney where he teaches into several courses in their Master of Data Science & Innovation program in machine learning & deep learning. He is also a partner of a boutique data analytics firm, Madlytics and is passionate about building communities around technology & entrepreneurship.
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