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The Resource A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python, by Hans Petter Langtangen, (electronic resource)

A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python, by Hans Petter Langtangen, (electronic resource)

Label
A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python
Title
A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python
Statement of responsibility
by Hans Petter Langtangen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The book serves as a first introduction to computer programming of scientific applications, using the high-level Python language. The exposition is example and problem-oriented, where the applications are taken from mathematics, numerical calculus, statistics, physics, biology and finance. The book teaches "Matlab-style" and procedural programming as well as object-oriented programming. High school mathematics is a required background and it is advantageous to study classical and numerical one-variable calculus in parallel with reading this book. Besides learning how to program computers, the reader will also learn how to solve mathematical problems, arising in various branches of science and engineering, with the aid of numerical methods and programming. By blending programming, mathematics and scientific applications, the book lays a solid foundation for practicing computational science. From the reviews: Langtangen ... does an excellent job of introducing programming as a set of skills in problem solving. He guides the reader into thinking properly about producing program logic and data structures for modeling real-world problems using objects and functions and embracing the object-oriented paradigm. ... Summing Up: Highly recommended. F. H. Wild III, Choice, Vol. 47 (8), April 2010 Those of us who have learned scientific programming in Python ‘on the streets’ could be a little jealous of students who have the opportunity to take a course out of Langtangen’s Primer." John D. Cook, The Mathematical Association of America, September 2011 This book goes through Python in particular, and programming in general, via tasks that scientists will likely perform. It contains valuable information for students new to scientific computing and would be the perfect bridge between an introduction to programming and an advanced course on numerical methods or computational science. Alex Small, IEEE, CiSE Vol. 14 (2), March /April 2012 "This fourth edition is a wonderful, inclusive textbook that covers pretty much everything one needs to know to go from zero to fairly sophisticated scientific programming in Python..." Joan Horvath, Computing Reviews, March 2015 .--
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Langtangen, Hans Petter
Dewey number
223
Image bit depth
0
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Springer eBooks
  • Texts in Computational Science and Engineering,
Series volume
6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Computer programming
  • Computer science
  • Computer mathematics
  • Physics
Label
A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python, by Hans Petter Langtangen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-49887-3
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface -- Computing with Formulas -- Loops and Lists -- Functions and Branching -- User Input and Error Handling -- Array Computing and Curve Plotting -- Dictionaries and Strings -- Introduction to Classes -- Random Numbers and Simple Games -- Object-Oriented Programming -- Sequences and Difference Equations -- Introduction to Discrete Calculus -- Introduction to Differential Equations -- A Complete Differential Equation Project -- Programming of Differential Equations -- Debugging -- Migrating Python to Compiled Code -- Technical Topics -- References -- Index
Control code
978-3-662-49887-3
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
5th ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (XXXI, 922 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783662498873
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-662-49887-3
Other physical details
88 illustrations, 20 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)954466257
Label
A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python, by Hans Petter Langtangen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-49887-3
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface -- Computing with Formulas -- Loops and Lists -- Functions and Branching -- User Input and Error Handling -- Array Computing and Curve Plotting -- Dictionaries and Strings -- Introduction to Classes -- Random Numbers and Simple Games -- Object-Oriented Programming -- Sequences and Difference Equations -- Introduction to Discrete Calculus -- Introduction to Differential Equations -- A Complete Differential Equation Project -- Programming of Differential Equations -- Debugging -- Migrating Python to Compiled Code -- Technical Topics -- References -- Index
Control code
978-3-662-49887-3
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
5th ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (XXXI, 922 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783662498873
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-662-49887-3
Other physical details
88 illustrations, 20 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)954466257

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