This book is for scientists and budding scientists who want to use the Python programming language in their work. It teaches the basics of Python and shows the easiest and most popular way to gain access to Python’s universe of scientific libraries, the preferred method for documenting work, and how to keep various projects separate and secure.

As a mature, open source, and easy-to-learn language, Python has an enormous user base and a welcoming community eager to help you develop your skills. This user base has contributed to a rich set of tools and supporting libraries (collections of precompiled routines) for scientific endeavors ...

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