A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python (Texts in by Hans Petter Langtangen

By Hans Petter Langtangen

The booklet serves as a primary advent to machine programming of medical functions, utilizing the high-level Python language. The exposition is instance and problem-oriented, the place the purposes are taken from arithmetic, numerical calculus, information, physics, biology and finance. The e-book teaches "Matlab-style" and procedural programming in addition to object-oriented programming. highschool arithmetic is a required heritage and it truly is constructive to review classical and numerical one-variable calculus in parallel with analyzing this publication. in addition to studying tips on how to software pcs, the reader also will how to clear up mathematical difficulties, coming up in quite a few branches of technological know-how and engineering, because of numerical equipment and programming. via mixing programming, arithmetic and medical functions, the booklet lays an outstanding origin for working towards computational science.

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Langtangen … does a good task of introducing programming as a suite of abilities in challenge fixing. He publications the reader into considering effectively approximately generating software good judgment and information buildings for modeling real-world difficulties utilizing items and services and embracing the object-oriented paradigm. … Summing Up: hugely urged.
F. H. Wild III, selection, Vol. forty seven (8), April 2010

Those people who've realized medical programming in Python ‘on the streets’ can be a little jealous of scholars who've the chance to take a path out of Langtangen’s Primer.” 
John D. prepare dinner, The Mathematical organization of the US, September 2011

This publication is going via Python specifically, and programming typically, through initiatives that scientists will most likely practice. It comprises useful information for scholars new to clinical computing and stands out as the ideal bridge among an advent to programming and a complicated direction on numerical tools or computational science.
Alex Small, IEEE, CiSE Vol. 14 (2), March/April 2012  


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