Python Programming Here is a series of introductions to Python programming—programming oriented towards scientific and mathematical uses. I recommend working through them in order. We are going to work through one per week in the order given below. They are the focus of the Thursday programming lab. Natural Language Processing This is a book about Natural Language Processing. By natural language we mean a language that is used for everyday communication by humans; languages like English, Hindi or Portuguese. In contrast to artificial languages such as programming languages and mathematical notations, natural languages have evolved as they pass from generation to generation, and are hard to pin down with explicit rules. We will take Natural Language Processing (or NLP for short) in a wide sense to cover any kind of computer manipulation of natural language. At one extreme, it could be as simple as counting the number of times the letter t occurs in a paragraph of text.
Project Euler What is Project Euler? Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve. Although mathematics will help you arrive at elegant and efficient methods, the use of a computer and programming skills will be required to solve most problems. The motivation for starting Project Euler, and its continuation, is to provide a platform for the inquiring mind to delve into unfamiliar areas and learn new concepts in a fun and recreational context. Who are the problems aimed at? Simple GIFs That Teach You Complex Math Concepts Dave Whyte is a PhD candidate who is currently studying the physics of foam. He is also an amazing animator. His geometric gifs are more than just beautiful; many of them also explain mathematical concepts in simple (but elegant) terms. His Tumblr, Bees & Bombs, has hundreds of gifs that he has posted over the years. His Twitter also has several posts that contain his source code (in case you want to try your hand at processing).
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The Python Tutorial Python is an easy to learn, powerful programming language. It has efficient high-level data structures and a simple but effective approach to object-oriented programming. Python’s elegant syntax and dynamic typing, together with its interpreted nature, make it an ideal language for scripting and rapid application development in many areas on most platforms. The Python interpreter and the extensive standard library are freely available in source or binary form for all major platforms from the Python Web site, and may be freely distributed.
Python Programming Language Picking a Python Version: A Manifesto by David Mertz - O'Reilly Media , 2015There are two major versions of the Python: the Python 2.x series, and the newer Python 3.x series. This report guides you through the implicit decision tree of choosing what Python version, implementation, and distribution is best suited for you.(525 views) The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python by Kenneth Reitz - O'Reilly Media , 2016This handcrafted guide exists to provide both novice and expert Python developers a best practice handbook to the installation, configuration, and usage of Python on a daily basis. You'll find a nice concise list of highly recommended options.(1171 views) Algorithmic Problem Solving with Python by John B.
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