[SciPy-User] getting started with arrays and matplotlib

Paul Blelloch paul.blelloch@ata-e....
Wed Aug 10 13:48:11 CDT 2011


I recently got Hans Petter Langtangen's "A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python." I thought that it was a good choice.  It's more of a text book than a reference, but is well written. He has another book called "Python Scripting for Computational Science," which might also serve.

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From: scipy-user-bounces@scipy.org [mailto:scipy-user-bounces@scipy.org] On Behalf Of Gökhan Sever
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 10:49 AM
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Subject: Re: [SciPy-User] getting started with arrays and matplotlib

On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 3:22 PM, Chris Withers <chris@simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I'm a new user returning to SciPy after quite a long break, so, a few
> high-level questions first:
>
> - Are there any good books or other narrative docs that cover the bulk
> of the core numpy stuff
>
> - Ditto, but for visualisation, particularly with matplotlib or the
> Enthought visualisation suites.
>
> I'm particularly interested in step-by-step docs/books with lots of
> examples, versus reference docs that basically need the user to know
> what they're looking for in a chicken and egg fashion, which was my
> previous experience of scipy docs...

Somewhat an advanced data analysis book, particularly if you are
interested in error analysis, and not so surprisingly powered by
Python:

A Student's Guide to Data and Error Analysis
[http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item5731787/]


-- 
Gökhan
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