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Python Data Analysis by Ivan Idris

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Conventions

In this book, you will find a number of styles of text that distinguish between different kinds of information. Here are some examples of these styles, and an explanation of their meaning.

Code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles are shown as follows: "Notice that numpysum() does not need a for loop."

A block of code is set as follows:

def pythonsum(n):
   a = range(n)
   b = range(n)
   c = []

   for i in range(len(a)):
       a[i] = i ** 2
       b[i] = i ** 3
       c.append(a[i] + b[i])

   return c

Any command-line input or output is written as follows:

$ yum install python-numpy

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