Statistics in Python using the statistics module

In this post, we'll look at a couple of statistics functions in Python. These statistics functions are part of the Python Standard Library in the statistics module. The four functions we'll use in this post are common in statistics:

  • mean - average value
  • median - middle value
  • mode - most often value
  • standard …

more ...

Bar charts with error bars using Python, jupyter notebooks and matplotlib

Bar charts with error bars are useful in engineering to show the confidence or precision in a set of measurements or calculated values. Bar charts without error bars give the illusion that a measured or calculated value is known to high precision or high confidence. In this post, we will build a bar plot using Python, the statistics module and matplotlib. The plot will show the tensile strength of two different 3-D printer filament materials, ABS and HIPS. We will then add error bars to the plot based on the standard deviation of the data.

more ...

Bar charts with error bars using Python and matplotlib

Bar charts with error bars are useful in engineering to show the confidence or precision in a set of measurements or calculated values. Bar charts without error bars give the illusion that a measured or calculated value is known to high precision or high confidence. In this post, we will build a bar plot using Python and matplotlib. The plot will show the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of three different materials based on a small data set. Then we'll add error bars to this chart based on the standard deviation of the data.

more ...