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This is obviously one of the best written technical books. It’s a good book, a bit too academic and too abstract explaining OOP It provides students with skills that will enable them to make productive use of computational techniques, including some of the tools and techniques of pytnon science for using computation to model and interpret data. He fired the six shots, and then painted the targets around them.

Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python by John Guttag

A practical introduction to computation from MIT Press. Read this book for the Mitx course on edx. People looking to learn Computer Science. It then continues to explain the fundamentals of programming, including functions, abstraction, testing, debugging, exception handling and object-oriented OO programming.

Jan 17, Steven rated it really liked it. Jun 26, Adam Dodd rated it really liked it. To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Pythonplease bopk up. However, that is the precise opposite of what I want to suggest – this is an excellent book, one that I would have dearly loved gutfag have when I first started to learn the subject of computer science back in the s.


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The chapter on computational complexity was downright fascinating. Jainish rated it really liked it Mar 02, Josh rated it really liked it Apr 27, High to Low Avg.

Current projects include prediction of adverse medical events, prediction of response to therapies, non-invasive monitoring and diagnostic tools, and telemedicine. Had I done my research more fully, I would have read this paragraph, which clearly outlines the purpose and content of the book: This book introduces students with little or no prior programming experience to the art of computational problem solving using Python and pgthon Python libraries, including PyLab.

May 01, Carl rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Jan 04, Tom Meyer rated it really liked it. This book is written in a relatively dense fashion, but when read in conjunction with the MITx 6.

Oliver Bogler rated it really liked it Jan 10, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Data science is maybe taking it too far: An introduction to sotware engineering and data science for beginners, who are generally assumed to be non-specialist engineering or science students with a background in algebra and the scientific method. The only thing about this book was it was a little bit heavy on the academic side and mathematical side.

Great book, some great examples on running trials. This edition of the book is based on Python 2.

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Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python

Good college level overview. It helped me get a better grasp of some of the key concepts from the 6. If you are not already a programmer and want to learn python, read “Python the hard way” and the educational materials from the Google dev center. Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Unsurprisingly, it has a much more math-centered focus, which was interesting.

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Nov 18, Gary Boland rated it really liked it. He has also done research, published, and lectured in the areas of sports analytics, financial analytics, software defined radios, software engineering, mechanical theorem proving, and hardware verification. In conclusion, I can strongly recommend this book provided that one reads the title in full as a manual for budding computer scientists, as well as an introduction pjthon the Python programming language.

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Mar 01, Becky ptthon it as to-read Shelves: It’s a college textbook, used in the MIT subject 6. Like on the chapters about probability, where my knowledge was laughably bad.

I bought Zelle’s book also and have used it for extra exercises and the occasional alternative explanation. That being sa Read this book for the Mitx course on edx.