An indispensable collection of practical tips and real-world advice for tackling common Python problems and taking your code to the next level. Features interviews with high-profile Python developers who share their tips, tricks, best practices, and real-world advice gleaned from years of experience. The Hacker´s Guide to Python will teach you how to fine tune your Python code and give you a deeper understanding of how the language works under the hood. This essential guide distills years of Python experience into a handy collection of general advice and specific tips that will help you pick the right libraries, distribute your code correctly, build future-proof programs, and optimize your programs down to the bytecode. Author Julien Danjou, an OpenStack contributor (the largest open source project written in Python) covers a swath of important areas like scaling, testing, and porting your code. You´ll also learn directly from Python experts and get real-world (and time-saving) advice on topics like unit testing, packaging code, performances and optimizations, and designing APIs. Elevate your code and get seriously good at Python with The Hacker´s Guide to Python!
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.
This book introduces Python scripting for geographic information science (GIS) workflow optimization using ArcGIS. It builds essential programming skills for automating GIS analysis. Over 200 sample Python scripts and 175 classroom-tested exercises reinforce the learning objectives. Readers will learn to: - Write and run Python in the ArcGIS Python Window, the PythonWin IDE, and the PyScripter IDE - Work with Python syntax and data types - Call ArcToolbox tools, batch process GIS datasets, and manipulate map documents using the arcpy package - Read and modify proprietary and ASCII text GIS data - Parse HTML web pages and KML datasets - Create Web pages and fetch GIS data from Web sources. - Build user-interfaces with the native Python file dialog toolkit or the ArcGIS Script tools and PyToolboxes Python for ArcGIS is designed as a primary textbook for advanced-level students in GIS. Researchers, government specialists and professionals working in GIS will also find this book useful as a reference.
Familiarize yourself with the basics of Python for engineering and scientific computations using this concise, practical tutorial that is focused on writing code to learn concepts. Introduction to Python is useful for industry engineers, researchers, and students who are looking for open-source solutions for numerical computation. In this book you will learn by doing, avoiding technical jargon, which makes the concepts easy to learn. First you´ll see how to run basic calculations, absorbing technical complexities incrementally as you progress toward advanced topics. Throughout, the language is kept simple to ensure that readers at all levels can grasp the concepts. What You´ll Learn Understand the fundamentals of the Python programming language Apply Python to numerical computational programming projects in engineering and science Discover the Pythonic way of life Apply data types, operators, and arrays Carry out plotting for visualization Work with functions and loops Who This Book Is For Engineers, scientists, researchers, and students who are new to Python. Some prior programming experience would be helpful but not required.
Launch into coding with Mission: Python, a space-themed guide to building a complete computer game in Python. As you work through the book, you´ll build exercises and mini-projects, like making a spacewalk simulator and creating an astronaut´s safety checklist that will put your new Python skills to the test. Before you know it, you´ll have a working, awesome game to stump your friends with (and some nifty coding skills, too!). You can follow this book using a Raspberry Pi or a Microsoft Windows PC, and the 3D graphics and sound effects you need are provided as a download.
Discover the practical aspects of implementing deep-learning solutions using the rich Python ecosystem. This book bridges the gap between the academic state-of-the-art and the industry state-of-the-practice by introducing you to deep learning frameworks such as Keras, Theano, and Caffe. The practicalities of these frameworks is often acquired by practitioners by reading source code, manuals, and posting questions on community forums, which tends to be a slow and a painful process. Deep Learning with Python allows you to ramp up to such practical know-how in a short period of time and focus more on the domain, models, and algorithms. This book briefly covers the mathematical prerequisites and fundamentals of deep learning, making this book a good starting point for software developers who want to get started in deep learning. A brief survey of deep learning architectures is also included. Deep Learning with Python also introduces you to key concepts of automatic differentiation and GPU computation which, while not central to deep learning, are critical when it comes to conducting large scale experiments. What You Will Learn Leverage deep learning frameworks in Python namely, Keras, Theano, and Caffe Gain the fundamentals of deep learning with mathematical prerequisites Discover the practical considerations of large scale experiments Take deep learning models to production Who This Book Is For Software developers who want to try out deep learning as a practical solution to a particular problem. Software developers in a data science team who want to take deep learning models developed by data scientists to production.
Quickly learn how to automate unit testing of Python 3 code with Python 3 automation libraries, such as doctest, unittest, nose, nose2, and pytest. This book explores the important concepts in software testing and their implementation in Python 3 and shows you how to automate, organize, and execute unit tests for this language. This knowledge is often acquired by reading source code, manuals, and posting questions on community forums, which tends to be a slow and painful process. Python Unit Test Automation will allow you to quickly ramp up your understanding of unit test libraries for Python 3 through the practical use of code examples and exercises. All of which makes this book a great resource for software developers and testers who want to get started with unit test automation in Python 3 and compare the differences with Python 2. This short work is your must-have quick start guide to mastering the essential concepts of software testing in Python. What You´ll Learn: Essential concepts in software testing Various test automation libraries for Python, such as doctest, unittest, nose, nose2, and pytest Test-driven development and best practices for test automation in Python Code examples and exercises Who This Book Is For: Python developers, software testers, open source enthusiasts, and contributors to the Python community
This textbook explains the concepts and techniques required to write programs that can handle large amounts of data efficiently. Project-oriented and classroom-tested, the book presents a number of important algorithms supported by examples that bring meaning to the problems faced by computer programmers. The idea of computational complexity is also introduced, demonstrating what can and cannot be computed efficiently so that the programmer can make informed judgements about the algorithms they use. Features: includes both introductory and advanced data structures and algorithms topics, with suggested chapter sequences for those respective courses provided in the preface; provides learning goals, review questions and programming exercises in each chapter, as well as numerous illustrative examples; offers downloadable programs and supplementary files at an associated website, with instructor materials available from the author; presents a primer on Python for those from a different language background.
Teaches readers the basics of Python programming through simple game creation and describes how the skills learned can be used for more practical Python programming applications and real-world scenarios.
A guide to task automation, custom add-on development, and procedural content generation in Blender, the free and open-source 3D graphics and animation tool. Blender Scripting with Python will teach you how to develop custom scripts and helpful add-ons to streamline and automate your workflow, as well as tricks on how to procedurally generate game level and character geometry. Once you´ve reviewed the Blender API and learned how to load and run scripts in Blender, you´ll learn how to automate tasks related to virtual reality, mesh modeling, sculpting, retopology, UV mapping, texture painting, rigging, animation, rendering, map baking, lighting, and more. You´ll also learn to create impressive demos of your add-ons and automation projects and how to package them for distribution. Packed with hands-on examples, code samples, and tips for future experimentation, Blender Scripting with Python is an all-in-one reference guide for the Blender user interested in taking control of Blender.