With its emphasis on project-based practice, Real World Python will take you from playing with syntax to writing complete programs in no time. You'll conduct experiments, explore statistical concepts, and solve novel problems that have frustrated geniuses throughout history, like detecting distant exoplanets, as you continue to build your Python skills.
Chapters begin with a clearly defined project goal and a discussion of ways to attack the problem, followed by a mission designed to make you think like a programmer. You'll direct a Coast Guard search-and-rescue effort, plot and execute a NASA flight to the moon, protect access to a secure lab using facial recognition, and more. Along the way you'll learn how to: Use libraries like matplotlib, NumPy, Bokeh, pandas, Requests, Beautiful Soup, and turtle; Work with Natural Language Processing and computer vision modules like NLTK and OpenCV; Write a program to detect and track objects moving across a starfield; Scrape spe ...
The only way to master a skill is to practice. In Python Workout, author Reuven M. Lerner guides you through 50 carefully selected exercises that invite you to flex your programming muscles. As you take on each new challenge, you'll build programming skill and confidence. The thorough explanations help you lock in what you've learned and apply it to your own projects. Along the way, Python Workout provides over four hours of video instruction walking you through the solutions to each exercise and dozens of additional exercises for you to try on your own.
To become a champion Python programmer you need to work out, building mental muscle with your hands on the keyboard. Each carefully selected exercise in this unique book adds to your Python prowess - one important skill at a time.
Python Workout presents 50 exercises that focus on key Python 3 features. In it, expert Python coach Reuven Lerner guides you through a series of small p ...
Tiny Python Projects
A long journey is really a lot of little steps. The same is true when you're learning Python so you may as well have some fun along the way! Written in a lighthearted style with entertaining exercises that build powerful skills, Tiny Python Projects takes you from amateur to Pythonista as you create 22 bitesize programs. Each tiny project teaches you a new programming concept, from the basics of lists and strings right through to regular expressions and randomness. Along the way you'll also discover how testing can make you a better programmer in any language.
Who says learning to program has to be boring? The 21 activities in this book teach Python fundamentals through puzzles and games. Not only will you be entertained with every exercise, but you'll learn about text manipulation, basic algorithms, and lists and dictionaries as you go. It's the ideal way for any Python newbie to gain confidence and experience.
The projects are tiny, but the rewards a ...
Biopython: Tutorial and Cookbook
The Biopython Project is an international association of developers tools for computational molecular biology. Python is an object oriented, interpreted,flexible language that is becoming increasingly popular for scientific computing. Python is easy to learn, hasa very clear syntax and can easily be extended with modules written in C, C++ or FORTRAN.
Thegoal of Biopython is to make it as easy as possible to use Python for bioinformatics by creating high-quality, reusable modules and classes.
Biopython features include parsers for various Bioinformatics file formats (BLAST, Clustalw, FASTA, Genbank,...), access to online services (NCBI, Expasy,...), interfaces to commonand not-so-common programs (Clustalw, DSSP, MSMS...), a standard sequence class, various clusteringmodules, a KD tree data structure etc. ...
Machine Learning in the Oil and Gas Industry
Apply machine and deep learning to solve some of the challenges in the oil and gas industry. The book begins with a brief discussion of the oil and gas exploration and production life cycle in the context of data flow through the different stages of industry operations. This leads to a survey of some interesting problems, which are good candidates for applying machine and deep learning approaches. The initial chapters provide a primer on the Python programming language used for implementing the algorithms; this is followed by an overview of supervised and unsupervised machine learning concepts. The authors provide industry examples using open source data sets along with practical explanations of the algorithms, without diving too deep into the theoretical aspects of the algorithms employed. Machine Learning in the Oil and Gas Industry covers problems encompassing diverse industry topics, including geophysics (seismic interpretation), geological modeling, reservoir engineering, a ...
Python Automation Cookbook, 2nd Edition
In this updated and extended version of Python Automation Cookbook, each chapter now comprises the newest recipes and is revised to align with Python 3.8 and higher. The book includes three new chapters that focus on using Python for test automation, machine learning projects, and for working with messy data.
This edition will enable you to develop a sharp understanding of the fundamentals required to automate business processes through real-world tasks, such as developing your first web scraping application, analyzing information to generate spreadsheet reports with graphs, and communicating with automatically generated emails.
Once you grasp the basics, you will acquire the practical knowledge to create stunning graphs and charts using Matplotlib, generate rich graphics with relevant information, automate marketing campaigns, build machine learning projects, and execute debugging techniques.
By the end of this book, you will be proficient in identifying ...
Django 3 By Example, 3rd Edition
If you want to learn the entire process of developing professional web applications with Python and Django, then this book is for you. In the process of building four professional Django projects, you will learn about Django 3 features, how to solve common web development problems, how to implement best practices, and how to successfully deploy your applications.
In this book, you will build a blog application, a social image bookmarking website, an online shop, and an e-learning platform. Step-by-step guidance will teach you how to integrate popular technologies, enhance your applications with AJAX, create RESTful APIs, and set up a production environment for your Django projects.
By the end of this book, you will have mastered Django 3 by building advanced web applications. ...
Thinking in Pandas
Understand and implement big data analysis solutions in pandas with an emphasis on performance. This book strengthens your intuition for working with pandas, the Python data analysis library, by exploring its underlying implementation and data structures.
Thinking in Pandas introduces the topic of big data and demonstrates concepts by looking at exciting and impactful projects that pandas helped to solve. From there, you will learn to assess your own projects by size and type to see if pandas is the appropriate library for your needs. Author Hannah Stepanek explains how to load and normalize data in pandas efficiently, and reviews some of the most commonly used loaders and several of their most powerful options. You will then learn how to access and transform data efficiently, what methods to avoid, and when to employ more advanced performance techniques. You will also go over basic data access and munging in pandas and the intuitive dictionary syntax. Choosing the right Data ...
Deep Learning with Python
Master the practical aspects of implementing deep learning solutions with PyTorch, using a hands-on approach to understanding both theory and practice. This new edition will prepare you for applying deep learning to real world problems with a sound theoretical foundation and practical know-how with PyTorch, a platform developed by Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Research Group.
You'll start with a perspective on how and why deep learning with PyTorch has emerged as an path-breaking framework with a set of tools and techniques to solve real-world problems. Next, the book will ground you with the mathematical fundamentals of linear algebra, vector calculus, probability and optimization. Having established this foundation, you'll move on to key components and functionality of PyTorch including layers, loss functions and optimization algorithms.
You'll also gain an understanding of Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) based computation, which is essential for training deep learning mod ...
IoT Machine Learning Applications in Telecom, Energy, and Agriculture
Apply machine learning using the Internet of Things (IoT) in the agriculture, telecom, and energy domains with case studies. This book begins by covering how to set up the software and hardware components including the various sensors to implement the case studies in Python.
The case study section starts with an examination of call drop with IoT in the telecoms industry, followed by a case study on energy audit and predictive maintenance for an industrial machine, and finally covers techniques to predict cash crop failure in agribusiness. The last section covers pitfalls to avoid while implementing machine learning and IoT in these domains.
After reading this book, you will know how IoT and machine learning are used in the example domains and have practical case studies to use and extend. You will be able to create enterprise-scale applications using Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and Arduino Mega 2560 with Python. ...
The Definitive Guide to Masonite
Build fast and effective applications using Masonite, a Python-based framework. This book covers creating a digital home assistant application, but it's certainly not the only kind of application you could build. By working on this kind of project, you'll cover the broad range of topics and requirements you're likely to find as you establish your own web empire.
You'll see how Masonite is a developer-centric Python framework, which provides all the tools you'll need to build powerful and maintainable web applications. After reading and using this book, you'll have the tools to make and deploy your own web ecommerce application from scratch using the Masonite framework. ...