Oh, I see. Yeah, I would have done the same as you. I use Matplotlib pretty often, but unless I’m doing a very simple plot, I always have to look up an example and try to copy that. It kind of reminds me of plain TeX in that it can do just about anything you can think of but it’s not exactly user friendly if you want to do something beyond the basics.
I think there have been many attempts to come up with easier ways to visualize data in the Python world (as noted in this talk: https://youtu.be/FytuB8nFHPQ )
I’m even more ignorant about plotting with R. I’ve done some stuff before but not much. I’d really like to learn R better.
So, if you come across any good resources in any of this stuff, I’d be glad to hear about them.