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High Performance Python, 2nd Edition
High Performance Python, 2nd Edition

Your Python code may run correctly, but you need it to run faster. Updated for Python 3, this expanded edition shows you how to locate performance bottlenecks and significantly speed up your code in high-data-volume programs. By exploring the fundamental theory behind design choices, High Performance Python helps you gain a deeper understanding of Python's implementation. How do you take advantage of multicore architectures or clusters? Or build a system that scales up and down without losing reliability? Experienced Python programmers will learn concrete solutions to many issues, along with war stories from companies that use high-performance Python for social media analytics, productionized machine learning, and more. Get a better grasp of NumPy, Cython, and profilers; Learn how Python abstracts the underlying computer architecture; Use profiling to find bottlenecks in CPU time and memory usage; Write efficient programs by choosing app ...
Practical Statistics for Data Scientists, 2nd Edition
Practical Statistics for Data Scientists, 2nd Edition

Statistical methods are a key part of data science, yet few data scientists have formal statistical training. Courses and books on basic statistics rarely cover the topic from a data science perspective. The second edition of this popular guide adds comprehensive examples in Python provides practical guidance on applying statistical methods to data science, tells you how to avoid their misuse, and gives you advice on what's important and what's not. Many data science resources incorporate statistical methods but lack a deeper statistical perspective. If you're familiar with the R or Python programming languages and have some exposure to statistics, this quick reference bridges the gap in an accessible, readable format. With this book, you'll learn: Why exploratory data analysis is a key preliminary step in data science; How random sampling can reduce bias and yield a higher-quality dataset, even with big data; How the principles of experimental design yield definiti ...
Python Feature Engineering Cookbook
Python Feature Engineering Cookbook

Feature engineering is invaluable for developing and enriching your machine learning models. In this cookbook, you will work with the best tools to streamline your feature engineering pipelines and techniques and simplify and improve the quality of your code. Using Python libraries such as pandas, scikit-learn, Featuretools, and Feature-engine, you'll learn how to work with both continuous and discrete datasets and be able to transform features from unstructured datasets. You will develop the skills necessary to select the best features as well as the most suitable extraction techniques. This book will cover Python recipes that will help you automate feature engineering to simplify complex processes. You'll also get to grips with different feature engineering strategies, such as the box-cox transform, power transform, and log transform across machine learning, reinforcement learning, and natural language processing (NLP) domains. By the end of this book, you'll have ...
Beginning Game Programming with Pygame Zero
Beginning Game Programming with Pygame Zero

Make fun games while learning to code. Focused on making games rather than teaching programming theory, in this book you're more likely to see code on how gravity affects a missiles trajectory instead of the most efficient way to search through data. Even then the code is kept simple as games should be about playability rather than complex physics. There are links to the official documentation when you need to lookup information that isn't included in the book. Start with a simple text based game to grasp the basics of programming in Python. Then moves on to creating simple graphical games in Pygame Zero. Not only will you learn object oriented programming to make it easier to make more complex games, you'll also work to create your own graphics and sounds. 3D graphics are a little complex. So we focus on 2D games, including spins on some classic boardgames and arcade games. All the games are designed to run on a Raspberry Pi. They will work on any Raspberry Pi, but will also work o ...
Architecture Patterns with Python
Architecture Patterns with Python

As Python continues to grow in popularity, projects are becoming larger and more complex. Many Python developers are taking an interest in high-level software design patterns such as hexagonal/clean architecture, event-driven architecture, and the strategic patterns prescribed by domain-driven design (DDD). But translating those patterns into Python isn't always straightforward. With this hands-on guide, Harry Percival and Bob Gregory from MADE.com introduce proven architectural design patterns to help Python developers manage application complexity - and get the most value out of their test suites. Each pattern is illustrated with concrete examples in beautiful, idiomatic Python avoiding some of the verbosity of Java and C# syntax. Patterns include: Dependency inversion and its links to ports and adapters (hexagonal/clean architecture); Domain-driven design's distinction between Entities, Value Objects, and Aggregates; Repository and Unit of W ...
Using Asyncio in Python
Using Asyncio in Python

If you're among the Python developers put off by asyncio's complexity, it's time to take another look. Asyncio is complicated because it aims to solve problems in concurrent network programming for both framework and end-user developers. The features you need to consider are a small subset of the whole asyncio API, but picking out the right features is the tricky part. That's where this practical book comes in. Veteran Python developer Caleb Hattingh helps you gain a basic understanding of asyncio's building blocks - enough to get started writing simple event-based programs. You'll learn why asyncio offers a safer alternative to preemptive multitasking (threading) and how this API provides a simple way to support thousands of simultaneous socket connections. Get a critical comparison of asyncio and threading for concurrent network programming; Take an asyncio walk-through, including a quickstart guide for hitting the ground looping with event-based programming; Lear ...
Pandas 1.x Cookbook, 2nd Edition
Pandas 1.x Cookbook, 2nd Edition

The pandas library is massive, and it's common for frequent users to be unaware of many of its more impressive features. The official pandas documentation, while thorough, does not contain many useful examples of how to piece together multiple commands as one would do during an actual analysis. This book guides you, as if you were looking over the shoulder of an expert, through situations that you are highly likely to encounter. This new updated and revised edition provides you with unique, idiomatic, and fun recipes for both fundamental and advanced data manipulation tasks with pandas. Some recipes focus on achieving a deeper understanding of basic principles, or comparing and contrasting two similar operations. Other recipes will dive deep into a particular dataset, uncovering new and unexpected insights along the way. Many advanced recipes combine several different features across the pandas library to generate results. ...
Learn TensorFlow 2.0
Learn TensorFlow 2.0

Learn how to use TensorFlow 2.0 to build machine learning and deep learning models with complete examples. The book begins with introducing TensorFlow 2.0 framework and the major changes from its last release. Next, it focuses on building Supervised Machine Learning models using TensorFlow 2.0. It also demonstrates how to build models using customer estimators. Further, it explains how to use TensorFlow 2.0 API to build machine learning and deep learning models for image classification using the standard as well as custom parameters. You'll review sequence predictions, saving, serving, deploying, and standardized datasets, and then deploy these models to production. All the code presented in the book will be available in the form of executable scripts at Github which allows you to try out the examples and extend them in interesting ways. Review the new features of TensorFlow 2.0; Use TensorFlow 2.0 to build machine learning and deep learning models; Perform sequence prediction ...
Hands On Google Cloud SQL and Cloud Spanner
Hands On Google Cloud SQL and Cloud Spanner

Discover the methodologies and best practices for getting started with Google Cloud Platform relational services - CloudSQL and CloudSpanner. The book begins with the basics of working with the Google Cloud Platform along with an introduction to the database technologies available for developers from Google Cloud. You'll then take an in-depth hands on journey into Google CloudSQL and CloudSpanner, including choosing the right platform for your application needs, planning, provisioning, designing and developing your application. Sample applications are given that use Python to connect to CloudSQL and CloudSpanner, along with helpful features provided by the engines. You''ll also implement practical best practices in the last chapter. Hands On Google Cloud SQL and Cloud Spanner is a great starting point to apply GCP data offerings in your technology stack and the code used allows you to try out the examples and extend them in interesting ways. Get started with Big Data tec ...
AI Crash Course
AI Crash Course

Welcome to the Robot World ... and start building intelligent software now! Through his best-selling video courses, Hadelin de Ponteves has taught hundreds of thousands of people to write AI software. Now, for the first time, his hands-on, energetic approach is available as a book. Starting with the basics before easing you into more complicated formulas and notation, AI Crash Course gives you everything you need to build AI systems with reinforcement learning and deep learning. Five full working projects put the ideas into action, showing step-by-step how to build intelligent software using the best and easiest tools for AI programming, including Python TensorFlow, Keras, and PyTorch. AI Crash Course teaches everyone to build an AI to work in their applications. Once you've read this book, you're only limited by your imagination. ...
Advanced Deep Learning with Python
Advanced Deep Learning with Python

In order to build robust deep learning systems, you'll need to understand everything from how neural networks work to training CNN models. In this book, you'll discover newly developed deep learning models, methodologies used in the domain, and their implementation based on areas of application. You'll start by understanding the building blocks and the math behind neural networks, and then move on to CNNs and their advanced applications in computer vision. You'll also learn to apply the most popular CNN architectures in object detection and image segmentation. Further on, you'll focus on variational autoencoders and GANs. You'll then use neural networks to extract sophisticated vector representations of words, before going on to cover various types of recurrent networks, such as LSTM and GRU. You'll even explore the attention mechanism to process sequential data without the help of recurrent neural networks (RNNs). Later, you'll use graph neural networks for processing structured da ...
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