Brian Granger is an Associate Professor of Physics at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. He has a background in theoretical physics, with a Ph.D from the University of Colorado. His current research interests include quantum computing, parallel and distributed computing and interactive computing environments for scientific computing and data science. He is a leader of the IPython project, co-founder of Project Jupyter and is an active contributor to a number of other open source projects focused on data science in Python. He is a board member of the NumFocus Foundation and a fellow at Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is @ellisonbg on Twitter and GitHub.
Announcement of Altair, Altair is a declarative statistical visualization library for Python. Altair is developed by Brian Granger and Jake Vanderplas in close collaboration with the UW Interactive Data Lab.
With Altair, you can spend more time understanding your data and its meaning. Altair's API is simple, friendly and consistent and built on top of the powerful Vega-Lite JSON specification. This elegant simplicity produces beautiful and effective visualizations with a minimal amount of code.