Numerical Python

Numerical Python : A Practical Techniques Approach for Industry

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Numerical Python by Robert Johansson shows you how to leverage the numerical and mathematical modules in Python and its Standard Library as well as popular open source numerical Python packages like NumPy, FiPy, matplotlib and more to numerically compute solutions and mathematically model applications in a number of areas like big data, cloud computing, financial engineering, business management and more.

After reading and using this book, you'll get some takeaway case study examples of applications that can be found in areas like business management, big data/cloud computing, financial engineering (i.e., options trading investment alternatives), and even games.

Up until very recently, Python was mostly regarded as just a web scripting language. Well, computational scientists and engineers have recently discovered the flexibility and power of Python to do more. Big data analytics and cloud computing programmers are seeing Python's immense use. Financial engineers are also now employing Python in their work. Python seems to be evolving as a language that can even rival C++, Fortran, and Pascal/Delphi for numerical and mathematical computations.
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  • Paperback | 487 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 26.16mm | 9,511g
  • Berkley, United States
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 54 Illustrations, color; XXII, 487 p. 54 illus. in color.
  • 1484205545
  • 9781484205549
  • 1,790,828

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Numerical Python by Robert Johansson shows you how to leverage the numerical and mathematical capabilities in Python, its standard library, and the extensive ecosystem of computationally oriented Python libraries, including popular packages such as NumPy, SciPy, SymPy, Matplotlib, Pandas, and more, and how to apply these software tools in computational problem solving.Python has gained widespread popularity as a computing language: It is nowadays employed for computing by practitioners in such diverse fields as for example scientific research, engineering, finance, and data analytics. One reason for the popularity of Python is its high-level and easy-to-work-with syntax, which enables the rapid development and exploratory computing that is required in modern computational work. After reading and using this book, you will have seen examples and case studies from many areas of computing, and gained familiarity with basic computing techniques such as array-based and symbolic computing, all-around practical skills such as visualisation and numerical file I/O, general computational methods such as equation solving, optimization, interpolation and integration, and domain-specific computational problems, such as differential equation solving, data analysis, statistical modeling and machine learning. Specific topics that are covered include: How to work with vectors and matrices using NumPyHow to work with symbolic computing using SymPy
How to plot and visualize data with Matplotlib
How to solve linear and nonlinear equations with SymPy and SciPy
How to solve solve optimization, interpolation, and integration problems using SciPy
How to solve ordinary and partial differential equations with SciPy and FEniCS
How to perform data analysis tasks and solve statistical problems with Pandas and SciPy
How to work with statistical modeling and machine learning with statsmodels and scikit-learn
How to handle file I/O using HDF5 and other common file formats for numerical data
How to optimize Python code using Numba and Cython
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Table of contents

1. Introduction to computing with Python.-2. Vectors, matrices and multidimensional arrays.-3. Symbolic computing.-4. Plotting and visualization.-5. Equation solving.-6. Optimization.-7. Interpolation.-8. Integration.-9. Ordinary differential equations.-10. Sparse matrices and graphs.-11. Partial differential equations.-12. Data processing and analysis.-13. Statistics.-14. Statistical modeling.-15. Machine learning.-16. Bayesian statistics.-17. Signal and image processing.-18. Data input and output.-19. Code optimization.-20. Appendix: Installation.-
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"Python's numerical and mathematical modules aren't just appreciated by coders working in the sciences ... . It is for these fields that Johansson has written this detailed guide. ... Johansson helps you brush up on problem solving, mathematics, algorithms, data, and even serialisation. ... The book is a valuable reference across many fields." (The MagPi, Issue 43, March, 2016)
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"Python's numerical and mathematical modules aren't just appreciated by coders working in the sciences ... . It is for these fields that Johansson has written this detailed guide. ... Johansson helps you brush up on problem solving, mathematics, algorithms, data, and even serialisation. ... The book is a valuable reference across many fields." (The MagPi, Issue 43, March, 2016)
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About Robert Johansson

Robert Johansson is a numerical Python expert, computational scientist. He has experience with SciPy, NumPy and works on QuTiP, an open-source python framework for simulating the dynamics of quantum systems.
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