[SciPy-user] Any Books on SciPy?
Steven H. Rogers
Wed Feb 28 05:29:38 CST 2007
Fernando Perez wrote:
> On 2/27/07, John Hunter <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On 2/27/07, Robert Love <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> Are there any good, up to date books that people recommend for
>>> numerical work with Python?
>>> I see the book
>>> Python Scripting for Computational Science
>>> Hans Petter Langtangen
>>> Does anyone have opinions on this? Is it current? Are there better
>> I specifically do not recommend this book -- I own it but in my
>> opinion it is outdated and is more a collection of the author's
>> personal idioms than the current common practice in the scientific
>> python community. For numerical work in python most people use
> I happen to share John's opinion, and I also have a copy of this book.
> While it's technically correct, well written and fairly comprehensive
> (probably /too/ much, since it's a bit all over the map), I strongly
> dislike his approach. Much of the book uses his custom, home-made
> collection of scripts and tools, which you can only download if you go
> to a site and type a word from a certain page in the book (a simple
> 'protection' system).
Concur with John and Fernando. I found a copy in a local bookstore and
bought it because it _is_ the only book covering the subject and I
wanted to show that there is demand for such material.
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