Chapter 1. An Introduction to NumPy


"I'd rather do math in a general-purpose language than try to do general-purpose programming in a math language."                                                                                                                     

 -- John D Cook

Python has become one of the most popular programming languages in scientific computing over the last decade. The reasons for its success are numerous, and these will gradually become apparent as you proceed with this book. Unlike many other mathematical languages, such as MATLAB, R and Mathematica, Python is a general-purpose programming language. As such, it provides a suitable framework to build scientific applications and extend them further into any commercial ...

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