Learning IPython for Interactive Computing and Data Visualization

Author: Cyrille Rossant
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781782169949
Release Date: 2013-04-25
Genre: Computers

A practical hands-on guide which focuses on interactive programming, numerical computing, and data analysis with IPython.This book is for Python developers who use Python as a scripting language or for software development, and are interested in learning IPython for increasing their productivity during interactive sessions in the console. Knowledge of Python is required, whereas no knowledge of IPython is necessary.

Learning IPython for Interactive Computing and Data Visualization

Author: Cyrille Rossant
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781783986996
Release Date: 2015-10-21
Genre: Computers

Get started with Python for data analysis and numerical computing in the Jupyter notebook About This Book Learn the basics of Python in the Jupyter Notebook Analyze and visualize data with pandas, NumPy, matplotlib, and seaborn Perform highly-efficient numerical computations with Numba, Cython, and ipyparallel Who This Book Is For This book targets students, teachers, researchers, engineers, analysts, journalists, hobbyists, and all data enthusiasts who are interested in analyzing and visualizing real-world datasets. If you are new to programming and data analysis, this book is exactly for you. If you're already familiar with another language or analysis software, you will also appreciate this introduction to the Python data analysis platform. Finally, there are more technical topics for advanced readers. No prior experience is required; this book contains everything you need to know. What You Will Learn Install Anaconda and code in Python in the Jupyter Notebook Load and explore datasets interactively Perform complex data manipulations effectively with pandas Create engaging data visualizations with matplotlib and seaborn Simulate mathematical models with NumPy Visualize and process images interactively in the Jupyter Notebook with scikit-image Accelerate your code with Numba, Cython, and IPython.parallel Extend the Notebook interface with HTML, JavaScript, and D3 In Detail Python is a user-friendly and powerful programming language. IPython offers a convenient interface to the language and its analysis libraries, while the Jupyter Notebook is a rich environment well-adapted to data science and visualization. Together, these open source tools are widely used by beginners and experts around the world, and in a huge variety of fields and endeavors. This book is a beginner-friendly guide to the Python data analysis platform. After an introduction to the Python language, IPython, and the Jupyter Notebook, you will learn how to analyze and visualize data on real-world examples, how to create graphical user interfaces for image processing in the Notebook, and how to perform fast numerical computations for scientific simulations with NumPy, Numba, Cython, and ipyparallel. By the end of this book, you will be able to perform in-depth analyses of all sorts of data. Style and approach This is a hands-on beginner-friendly guide to analyze and visualize data on real-world examples with Python and the Jupyter Notebook.

IPython Interactive Computing and Visualization Cookbook

Author: Cyrille Rossant
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781783284825
Release Date: 2014-09-25
Genre: Computers

Intended to anyone interested in numerical computing and data science: students, researchers, teachers, engineers, analysts, hobbyists... Basic knowledge of Python/NumPy is recommended. Some skills in mathematics will help you understand the theory behind the computational methods.

Mastering Python Data Visualization

Author: Kirthi Raman
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781783988334
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Genre: Computers

Generate effective results in a variety of visually appealing charts using the plotting packages in Python About This Book Explore various tools and their strengths while building meaningful representations that can make it easier to understand data Packed with computational methods and algorithms in diverse fields of science Written in an easy-to-follow categorical style, this book discusses some niche techniques that will make your code easier to work with and reuse Who This Book Is For If you are a Python developer who performs data visualization and wants to develop existing knowledge about Python to build analytical results and produce some amazing visual display, then this book is for you. A basic knowledge level and understanding of Python libraries is assumed. What You Will Learn Gather, cleanse, access, and map data to a visual framework Recognize which visualization method is applicable and learn best practices for data visualization Get acquainted with reader-driven narratives and author-driven narratives and the principles of perception Understand why Python is an effective tool to be used for numerical computation much like MATLAB, and explore some interesting data structures that come with it Explore with various visualization choices how Python can be very useful in computation in the field of finance and statistics Get to know why Python is the second choice after Java, and is used frequently in the field of machine learning Compare Python with other visualization approaches using Julia and a JavaScript-based framework such as D3.js Discover how Python can be used in conjunction with NoSQL such as Hive to produce results efficiently in a distributed environment In Detail Python has a handful of open source libraries for numerical computations involving optimization, linear algebra, integration, interpolation, and other special functions using array objects, machine learning, data mining, and plotting. Pandas have a productive environment for data analysis. These libraries have a specific purpose and play an important role in the research into diverse domains including economics, finance, biological sciences, social science, health care, and many more. The variety of tools and approaches available within Python community is stunning, and can bolster and enhance visual story experiences. This book offers practical guidance to help you on the journey to effective data visualization. Commencing with a chapter on the data framework, which explains the transformation of data into information and eventually knowledge, this book subsequently covers the complete visualization process using the most popular Python libraries with working examples. You will learn the usage of Numpy, Scipy, IPython, MatPlotLib, Pandas, Patsy, and Scikit-Learn with a focus on generating results that can be visualized in many different ways. Further chapters are aimed at not only showing advanced techniques such as interactive plotting; numerical, graphical linear, and non-linear regression; clustering and classification, but also in helping you understand the aesthetics and best practices of data visualization. The book concludes with interesting examples such as social networks, directed graph examples in real-life, data structures appropriate for these problems, and network analysis. By the end of this book, you will be able to effectively solve a broad set of data analysis problems. Style and approach The approach of this book is not step by step, but rather categorical. The categories are based on fields such as bioinformatics, statistical and machine learning, financial computation, and linear algebra. This approach is beneficial for the community in many different fields of work and also helps you learn how one approach can make sense across many fields

Python Data Visualization Cookbook

Author: Igor Milovanovic
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781784394943
Release Date: 2015-11-30
Genre: Computers

Over 70 recipes to get you started with popular Python libraries based on the principal concepts of data visualization About This Book Learn how to set up an optimal Python environment for data visualization Understand how to import, clean and organize your data Determine different approaches to data visualization and how to choose the most appropriate for your needs Who This Book Is For If you already know about Python programming and want to understand data, data formats, data visualization, and how to use Python to visualize data then this book is for you. What You Will Learn Introduce yourself to the essential tooling to set up your working environment Explore your data using the capabilities of standard Python Data Library and Panda Library Draw your first chart and customize it Use the most popular data visualization Python libraries Make 3D visualizations mainly using mplot3d Create charts with images and maps Understand the most appropriate charts to describe your data Know the matplotlib hidden gems Use plot.ly to share your visualization online In Detail Python Data Visualization Cookbook will progress the reader from the point of installing and setting up a Python environment for data manipulation and visualization all the way to 3D animations using Python libraries. Readers will benefit from over 60 precise and reproducible recipes that will guide the reader towards a better understanding of data concepts and the building blocks for subsequent and sometimes more advanced concepts. Python Data Visualization Cookbook starts by showing how to set up matplotlib and the related libraries that are required for most parts of the book, before moving on to discuss some of the lesser-used diagrams and charts such as Gantt Charts or Sankey diagrams. Initially it uses simple plots and charts to more advanced ones, to make it easy to understand for readers. As the readers will go through the book, they will get to know about the 3D diagrams and animations. Maps are irreplaceable for displaying geo-spatial data, so this book will also show how to build them. In the last chapter, it includes explanation on how to incorporate matplotlib into different environments, such as a writing system, LaTeX, or how to create Gantt charts using Python. Style and approach A step-by-step recipe based approach to data visualization. The topics are explained sequentially as cookbook recipes consisting of a code snippet and the resulting visualization.

IPython Notebook Essentials

Author: L. Felipe Martins
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781783988358
Release Date: 2014-11-21
Genre: Computers

If you are a professional, student, or educator who wants to learn to use IPython Notebook as a tool for technical and scientific computing, visualization, and data analysis, this is the book for you. This book will prove valuable for anyone that needs to do computations in an agile environment.

Mining the Social Web

Author: Matthew A. Russell
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449368210
Release Date: 2013-10-04
Genre: Computers

How can you tap into the wealth of social web data to discover who’s making connections with whom, what they’re talking about, and where they’re located? With this expanded and thoroughly revised edition, you’ll learn how to acquire, analyze, and summarize data from all corners of the social web, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, GitHub, email, websites, and blogs. Employ the Natural Language Toolkit, NetworkX, and other scientific computing tools to mine popular social web sites Apply advanced text-mining techniques, such as clustering and TF-IDF, to extract meaning from human language data Bootstrap interest graphs from GitHub by discovering affinities among people, programming languages, and coding projects Build interactive visualizations with D3.js, an extraordinarily flexible HTML5 and JavaScript toolkit Take advantage of more than two-dozen Twitter recipes, presented in O’Reilly’s popular "problem/solution/discussion" cookbook format The example code for this unique data science book is maintained in a public GitHub repository. It’s designed to be easily accessible through a turnkey virtual machine that facilitates interactive learning with an easy-to-use collection of IPython Notebooks.

Mastering IPython 4 0

Author: Thomas Bitterman
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785884153
Release Date: 2016-05-30
Genre: Computers

Get to grips with the advanced concepts of interactive computing to make the most out of IPython About This Book Most updated book on Interactive computing with IPython 4.0; Detailed, example-rich guide that lets you use the most advanced level interactive programming with IPython; Get flexible interactive programming with IPython using this comprehensive guide Who This Book Is For This book is for IPython developers who want to make the most of IPython and perform advanced scientific computing with IPython utilizing the ease of interactive computing. It is ideal for users who wish to learn about the interactive and parallel computing properties of IPython 4.0, along with its integration with third-party tools and concepts such as testing and documenting results. What You Will Learn Develop skills to use IPython for high performance computing (HPC) Understand the IPython interactive shell Use XeroMQ and MPI to pass messages Integrate third-party tools like R, Julia, and JavaScript with IPython Visualize the data Acquire knowledge to test and document the data Get to grips with the recent developments in the Jupyter notebook system In Detail IPython is an interactive computational environment in which you can combine code execution, rich text, mathematics, plots, and rich media. This book will get IPython developers up to date with the latest advancements in IPython and dive deep into interactive computing with IPython. This an advanced guide on interactive and parallel computing with IPython will explore advanced visualizations and high-performance computing with IPython in detail. You will quickly brush up your knowledge of IPython kernels and wrapper kernels, then we'll move to advanced concepts such as testing, Sphinx, JS events, interactive work, and the ZMQ cluster. The book will cover topics such as IPython Console Lexer, advanced configuration, and third-party tools. By the end of this book, you will be able to use IPython for interactive and parallel computing in a high-performance computing environment. Style and approach This is a comprehensive guide to IPython for interactive, exploratory and parallel computing. It will let the IPython get up to date with the latest advancements in IPython and dive deeper into interactive computing with IPython

Learning Jupyter

Author: Dan Toomey
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785889455
Release Date: 2016-11-30
Genre: Computers

Learn how to write code, mathematics, graphics, and output, all in a single document, as well as in a web browser using Project Jupyter About This Book Learn to write, execute, and comment your live code and formulae all under one roof using this unique guide This one-stop solution on Project Jupyter will teach you everything you need to know to perform scientific computation with ease This easy-to-follow, highly practical guide lets you forget your worries in scientific application development by leveraging big data tools such as Apache Spark, Python, R etc Who This Book Is For This book caters to all developers, students, or educators who want to execute code, see output, and comment all in the same document, in the browser. Data science professionals will also find this book very useful to perform technical and scientific computing in a graphical, agile manner. What You Will Learn Install and run the Jupyter Notebook system on your machine Implement programming languages such as R, Python, Julia, and JavaScript with Jupyter Notebook Use interactive widgets to manipulate and visualize data in real time Start sharing your Notebook with colleagues Invite your colleagues to work with you in the same Notebook Organize your Notebook using Jupyter namespaces Access big data in Jupyter In Detail Jupyter Notebook is a web-based environment that enables interactive computing in notebook documents. It allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations, and explanatory text. The Jupyter Notebook system is extensively used in domains such as data cleaning and transformation, numerical simulation, statistical modeling, machine learning, and much more. This book starts with a detailed overview of the Jupyter Notebook system and its installation in different environments. Next we'll help you will learn to integrate Jupyter system with different programming languages such as R, Python, JavaScript, and Julia and explore the various versions and packages that are compatible with the Notebook system. Moving ahead, you master interactive widgets, namespaces, and working with Jupyter in a multiuser mode. Towards the end, you will use Jupyter with a big data set and will apply all the functionalities learned throughout the book. Style and approach This comprehensive practical guide will teach you how to work with the Jupyter Notebook system. It demonstrates the integration of various programming languages with Jupyter Notebook through hands-on examples in every chapter.

Learning SciPy for Numerical and Scientific Computing

Author: Francisco J. Blanco-Silva
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781782161639
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Computers

A step-by-step practical tutorial with plenty of examples on research-based problems from various areas of science, that prove how simple, yet effective, it is to provide solutions based on SciPy.This book is targeted at anyone with basic knowledge of Python, a somewhat advanced command of mathematics/physics, and an interest in engineering or scientific applications---this is broadly what we refer to as scientific computing.This book will be of critical importance to programmers and scientists who have basic Python knowledge and would like to be able to do scientific and numerical computations with SciPy.

Python for Data Analysis

Author: Wes McKinney
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449319793
Release Date: 2012-10-22
Genre: Computers

Presents case studies and instructions on how to solve data analysis problems using Python.

Beginning Python Visualization

Author: Shai Vaingast
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484200520
Release Date: 2014-08-28
Genre: Computers

We are visual animals. But before we can see the world in its true splendor, our brains, just like our computers, have to sort and organize raw data, and then transform that data to produce new images of the world. Beginning Python Visualization: Crafting Visual Transformation Scripts, Second Edition discusses turning many types of data sources, big and small, into useful visual data. And, you will learn Python as part of the bargain. In this second edition you’ll learn about Spyder, which is a Python IDE with MATLAB® -like features. Here and throughout the book, you’ll get detailed exposure to the growing IPython project for interactive visualization. In addition, you'll learn about the changes in NumPy and Scipy that have occurred since the first edition. Along the way, you'll get many pointers and a few visual examples. As part of this update, you’ll learn about matplotlib in detail; this includes creating 3D graphs and using the basemap package that allows you to render geographical maps. Finally, you'll learn about image processing, annotating, and filtering, as well as how to make movies using Python. This includes learning how to edit/open video files and how to create your own movie, all with Python scripts. Today's big data and computational scientists, financial analysts/engineers and web developers – like you - will find this updated book very relevant.

Learning Python Data Visualization

Author: Chad Adams
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781783553341
Release Date: 2014-08-25
Genre: Computers

If you are a Python novice or an experienced developer and want to explore data visualization libraries, then this is the book for you. No prior charting or graphics experience is needed.

Learning pandas

Author: Michael Heydt
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781783985135
Release Date: 2015-04-16
Genre: Computers

If you are a Python programmer who wants to get started with performing data analysis using pandas and Python, this is the book for you. Some experience with statistical analysis would be helpful but is not mandatory.

Build Mobile Apps with Ionic 2 and Firebase

Author: Fu Cheng
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484227374
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: Computers

Learn to build hybrid mobile apps using Ionic and Firebase. You'll build a Hacker News client app, which can view top stories in Hacker News, view comments of a story, add stories to favorites, etc. This introductory guide covers the whole cycle of hybrid mobile apps development. It's organized around implementing different user stories. For each story, this book not only talks about how to implement it but also explains related Ionic and Firebase concepts in detail. Using Apache Cordova, developers can create a new type of mobile app—a hybrid mobile app. Hybrid mobile apps actually run in an internal browser inside a wrapper created by Apache Cordova. With hybrid mobile apps, developers can have one single code base for different platforms. Developers also can use their existing web development skills. The Ionic framework builds on top of Apache Cordova and provides out-of-box components which make developing hybrid mobile apps much easier. Ionic uses Angular as the JavaScript framework and has a nice default UI style with a similar look and feel to native apps. Firebase is a realtime database which can be accessed in web apps using JavaScript. With Build Mobile Apps with Ionic 2 and Firebase you'll discover that just need to develop front-end code, there's no need to manage any back-end code or servers. What You'll Learn Create content-based Ionic mobile apps Discover the advanced features of the Ionic framework Use Firebase as a mobile app’s back-end storage Build, test, and continuously delivery Ionic mobile apps Publish and analyze Ionic mobile apps Who This Book Is ForFront-end developers and mobile app developers