Book Description
IPython provides a rich architecture for interactive computing, and as a Python developer you can take advantage of this practical handson guide to make yourself an expert. Covers numerical computing, data analysis, and more.
 A practical stepbystep tutorial which will help you to replace the Python console with the powerful IPython commandline interface
 Use the IPython notebook to modernize the way you interact with Python
 Perform highly efficient computations with NumPy and Pandas
 Optimize your code using parallel computing and Cython
In Detail
You already use Python as a scripting language, but did you know it is also increasingly used for scientific computing and data analysis? Interactive programming is essential in such exploratory tasks and IPython is the perfect tool for that. Once you’ve learnt it, you won’t be able to live without it.
"Learning IPython for Interactive Computing and Data Visualization" is a practical, handson, exampledriven tutorial to considerably improve your productivity during interactive Python sessions, and shows you how to effectively use IPython for interactive computing and data analysis.
This book covers all aspects of IPython, from the highly powerful interactive Python console to the numerical and visualization features that are commonly associated with IPython.
You will learn how IPython lets you perform efficient vectorized computations, through examples covering numerical simulations with NumPy, data analysis with Pandas, and visualization with Matplotlib. You will also discover how IPython can be conveniently used to optimize your code using parallel computing and dynamic compilation in C with Cython.
"Learning IPython for Interactive Computing and Data Visualization" will allow you to optimize your productivity in interactive Python sessions.
Table of Contents

Learning IPython for Interactive Computing and Data Visualization
 Table of Contents
 Learning IPython for Interactive Computing and Data Visualization
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 About the Author
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 Preface
 1. Getting Started with IPython
 2. Interactive Work with IPython
 3. Numerical Computing with IPython
 4. Interactive Plotting and Graphical Interfaces
 5. HighPerformance and Parallel Computing
 6. Customizing IPython
 Index
Product Information
 Title: Learning IPython for Interactive Computing and Data Visualization
 Author(s):
 Release date: April 2013
 Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
 ISBN: 9781782169932