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Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python: With Application to Understanding Data (MIT Press)

This publication introduces scholars with very little earlier programming adventure to the paintings of computational challenge fixing utilizing Python and diverse Python libraries, together with PyLab. It presents scholars with talents that would allow them to make efficient use of computational ideas, together with the various instruments and methods of knowledge technological know-how for utilizing computation to version and interpret info. The publication relies on an MIT direction (which turned the preferred direction provided via MIT's OpenCourseWare) and was once built to be used not just in a traditional lecture room yet in in an important open on-line direction (MOOC). This new version has been up-to-date for Python three, reorganized to assist you to use for classes that conceal just a subset of the cloth, and gives extra fabric together with 5 new chapters.

Students are brought to Python and the fundamentals of programming within the context of such computational suggestions and methods as exhaustive enumeration, bisection seek, and effective approximation algorithms. even though it covers such conventional themes as computational complexity and easy algorithms, the e-book specializes in a variety of themes now not present in such a lot introductory texts, together with details visualization, simulations to version randomness, computational recommendations to appreciate info, and statistical recommendations that tell (and mislead) in addition to similar yet quite complex subject matters: optimization difficulties and dynamic programming. This version deals multiplied fabric on information and laptop studying and new chapters on Frequentist and Bayesian statistics.

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