Instant SymPy Starter

Book description

Learn to use SymPy's symbolic engine to simplify Python calculations

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Set up the best computing environment with IPython Notebook, SymPy, and all your favorite Python libraries
  • Learn how to streamline your computations with computer algebra
  • Compile symbolic expressions into efficient numerical functions

In Detail

Symbolic computation is the use of algorithms and software to perform exact calculations on symbolic mathematical expressions. It has traditionally been the preserve of monolithic computer algebra systems. SymPy puts its power within easy reach of all Python programmers, just an import statement away.

Instant SymPy Starter is an introduction to the exciting world of symbolic computation in Python. With hands-on examples and practical advice, you will learn everything you need to integrate SymPy into your workflow and to make the best use of its functionalities.

This book will guide you on your journey with SymPy, from setting up your development environment to integrating SymPy into your workflow, with many useful tips. You will see how to set up a powerful environment for both symbolic and numerical computations inside IPython Notebook, and learn how to efficiently employ symbolic computation in your numerical calculations. You can follow the examples along on your own system as all the code is available in downloadable IPython notebooks. If you have never used IPython before, you should consider this as the perfect occasion to start.

Product information

  • Title: Instant SymPy Starter
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: May 2013
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781782163626