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How to Visualize Twilio Data in Python with pandas

Use pandas and other modules to analyze and visualize live Twilio data in Python.

The rich ecosystem of Python modules lets you get to work quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. With the CData Python Connector for Twilio, the pandas & Matplotlib modules, and the SQLAlchemy toolkit, you can build Twilio-connected Python applications and scripts for visualizing Twilio data. This article shows how to use the pandas, SQLAlchemy, and Matplotlib built-in functions to connect to Twilio data, execute queries, and visualize the results.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData Python Connector offers unmatched performance for interacting with live Twilio data in Python. When you issue complex SQL queries from Twilio, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to Twilio and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (often SQL functions and JOIN operations).

Connecting to Twilio Data

Connecting to Twilio data looks just like connecting to any relational data source. Create a connection string using the required connection properties. For this article, you will pass the connection string as a parameter to the create_engine function.

Use the AccountSid and AuthToken connection properties to access data from your account. You obtain your live credentials on your Twilio account dashboard. Click Account -> Account Settings to obtain your test credentials.

Follow the procedure below to install the required modules and start accessing Twilio through Python objects.

Install Required Modules

Use the pip utility to install the pandas & Matplotlib modules and the SQLAlchemy toolkit:

pip install pandas
pip install matplotlib
pip install sqlalchemy

Be sure to import the module with the following:

import pandas
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from sqlalchemy import create_engine

Visualize Twilio Data in Python

You can now connect with a connection string. Use the create_engine function to create an Engine for working with Twilio data.

engine = create_engine("twilio:///?AccountSid=MyAccountSid&AuthToken=MyAuthToken")

Execute SQL to Twilio

Use the read_sql function from pandas to execute any SQL statement and store the resultset in a DataFrame.

df = pandas.read_sql("SELECT To, Duration FROM Calls WHERE StartTime = '1/1/2016'", engine)

Visualize Twilio Data

With the query results stored in a DataFrame, use the plot function to build a chart to display the Twilio data. The show method displays the chart in a new window.

df.plot(kind="bar", x="To", y="Duration")

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Full Source Code

import pandas
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from sqlalchemy import create_engin

engine = create_engine("twilio:///?AccountSid=MyAccountSid&AuthToken=MyAuthToken")
df = pandas.read_sql("SELECT To, Duration FROM Calls WHERE StartTime = '1/1/2016'", engine)

df.plot(kind="bar", x="To", y="Duration")