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  • Install NumPy, matplotlib, SciPy, and IPython on various operating systems
  • Use NumPy array objects to perform array operations
  • Familiarize yourself with commonly used NumPy functions
  • Use NumPy matrices for matrix algebra
  • Work with the NumPy modules to perform various algebraic operations
  • Test NumPy code with the numpy.testing module
  • Plot simple plots, subplots, histograms, and more with matplotlib

In today's world of science and technology, it's all about speed and flexibility. When it comes to scientific computing, NumPy tops the list. NumPy will give you both speed and high productivity. This book will walk you through NumPy with clear, step-by-step examples and just the right amount of theory. The book focuses on the fundamentals of NumPy, including array objects, functions, and matrices, each of them explained with practical examples. You will then learn about different NumPy modules while performing mathematical operations such as calculating the Fourier transform, finding the inverse of a matrix, and determining eigenvalues, among many others. This book is a one-stop solution to knowing the ins and outs of the vast NumPy library, empowering you to use its wide range of mathematical features to build efficient, high-speed programs.

  • Written as a step-by-step guide, this book aims to give you a strong foundation in NumPy and breaks down its complex library features into simple tasks
  • Perform high performance calculations with clean and efficient NumPy code
  • Analyze large datasets with statistical functions and execute complex linear algebra and mathematical computations
Page Count 348
Course Length 10 hours 26 minutes
ISBN 9781785281969
Date Of Publication 23 Jun 2015


Ivan Idris

Ivan Idris has an MSc in Experimental Physics. His graduation thesis had a strong emphasis on Applied Computer Science. After graduating, he worked for several companies as a Java Developer, Data warehouse Developer, and QA Analyst. His main professional interests are Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Cloud Computing. Ivan Idris enjoys writing clean, testable code and interesting technical articles. Ivan Idris is the author of NumPy 1.5 Beginner's Guide and NumPy Cookbook by Packt Publishing. You can find more information and a blog with a few NumPy examples at