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NumPy Cookbook - Second Edition by Ivan Idris

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Preface

This second edition adds two new chapters on the new NumPy functionality and data analysis. We NumPy users live in exciting times. New NumPy-related developments seem to come to our attention every week, or maybe even daily. At the time of the first edition, the NumFocus, short for NumPy Foundation for Open Code for Usable Science, was created. The Numba project—a NumPy-aware dynamic Python compiler using LLVM—was also announced. Further, Google added support to their cloud product called Google App Engine.

In the future, we can expect improved concurrency support for clusters of GPUs and CPUs. OLAP-like queries will be possible with NumPy arrays. This is wonderful news, but we have to keep reminding ourselves that NumPy is not alone in ...

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