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NumPy Cookbook - Second Edition

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  • Learn advanced indexing and linear algebra
  • Deal with missing stock price data using masked arrays
  • Explore everything you need to know about image processing
  • Dive into broadcasting and histograms
  • Profile NumPy code and visualize the results
  • Speed up your code with Cython
  • Use universal functions and interoperability features
  • Analyze your performance using Quality Assurance
  • Learn about exploratory and predictive data analysis with NumPy

NumPy has the ability to give you speed and high productivity. High performance calculations can be done easily with clean and efficient code, and it allows you to execute complex algebraic and mathematical computations in no time.

This book will give you a solid foundation in NumPy arrays and universal functions. Starting with the installation and configuration of IPython, you'll learn about advanced indexing and array concepts along with commonly used yet effective functions. You will then cover practical concepts such as image processing, special arrays, and universal functions. You will also learn about plotting with Matplotlib and the related SciPy project with the help of examples. At the end of the book, you will study how to explore atmospheric pressure and its related techniques. By the time you finish this book, you'll be able to write clean and fast code with NumPy.

  • Perform high-performance calculations with clean and efficient NumPy code
  • Simplify large data sets by analysing them with statistical functions
  • A solution-based guide packed with engaging recipes to execute complex linear algebra and mathematical computations
Page Count 258
Course Length 7 hours 44 minutes
ISBN 9781784390945
Date Of Publication 28 Apr 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 ivanidris.net.