Key Features

Your ultimate resource for getting up and running with Python numerical computations

Explore numerical computing and mathematical libraries using Python 3.x code with SciPy and NumPy modules

A handson guide to implementing mathematics with Python, with complete coverage of all the key concepts
Book Description
Python can be used for more than just generalpurpose programming. It is a free, open source language and environment that has tremendous potential for use within the domain of scientific computing. This book presents Python in tight connection with mathematical applications and demonstrates how to use various concepts in Python for computing purposes, including examples with the latest version of Python 3. Python is an effective tool to use when coupling scientific computing and mathematics and this book will teach you how to use it for linear algebra, arrays, plotting, iterating, functions, polynomials, and much more.
What you will learn

The principal syntactical elements of Python

The most important and basic types in Python

The essential building blocks of computational mathematics, linear algebra, and related Python objects

Plot in Python using matplotlib to create high quality figures and graphics to draw and visualize your results

Define and use functions and learn to treat them as objects

How and when to correctly apply objectoriented programming for scientific computing in Python

Handle exceptions, which are an important part of writing reliable and usable code

Two aspects of testing for scientific programming: Manual and Automatic
About the Author
Claus Führer is a professor of scientific computations at Lund University, Sweden. He has an extensive teaching record that includes intensive programming courses in numerical analysis and engineering mathematics across various levels in many different countries and teaching environments. Claus also develops numerical software in research collaboration with industry and received Lund University’s Faculty of Engineering Best Teacher Award in 2016.
Jan Erik Solem is a Python enthusiast, former associate professor, and currently the CEO of Mapillary, a street imagery computer vision company. He has previously worked as a face recognition expert, founder and CTO of Polar Rose, and computer vision team leader at Apple. Jan is a World Economic Forum technology pioneer and won the Best Nordic Thesis Award 20052006 for his dissertation on image analysis and pattern recognition. He is also the author of "Programming Computer Vision with Python" (O'Reilly 2012).
Olivier Verdier began using Python for scientific computing back in 2007 and received a PhD in mathematics from Lund University in 2009. He has held postdoctoral positions in Cologne, Trondheim, Bergen, and Umeå and is now an associate professor of mathematics at Bergen University College, Norway.
Table of Contents

Getting Started

Variables and Basic Types

Container Types

Linear Algebra – Arrays

Advanced Array Concepts

Plotting

Functions

Classes

Iterating

Error Handling

Namespaces, Scopes, and Modules

Input and Output

Testing

Comprehensive Examples

Symbolic Computations  SymPy

References