Language
  • Python 3
Reading time
  • Approximately 71 days
What you will learn
  • Advanced Python Concepts
  • Algorithm and Data Structure
  • High Performance Computing
Author
  • Rick van Hattem
Published
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Packages you will be introduced to
  • numpy
  • pandas
  • asyncio
  • matpolib
  • bokeh
  • plotly
  • stumpy
  • scikit-image
  • opencv
  • nltk
  • tenserflow
  • pytorch

Official description

Use advanced features of Python to write high-quality, readable code and packages

Key Features

  • Extensively updated for Python 3.10 with new chapters on design patterns, scientific programming, machine learning, and interactive Python
  • Shape your scripts using key concepts like concurrency, performance optimization, asyncio, and multiprocessing
  • Learn how advanced Python features fit together to produce maintainable code

Book Description

Even if you find writing Python code easy, writing code that is efficient, maintainable, and reusable is not so straightforward. Many of Python's capabilities are underutilized even by more experienced programmers. Mastering Python, Second Edition, is an authoritative guide to understanding advanced Python programming so you can write the highest quality code. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated with exercises, four new chapters and updates up to Python 3.10.

Revisit important basics, including Pythonic style and syntax and functional programming. Avoid common mistakes made by programmers of all experience levels. Make smart decisions about the best testing and debugging tools to use, optimize your code's performance across multiple machines and Python versions, and deploy often-forgotten Python features to your advantage. Get fully up to speed with asyncio and stretch the language even further by accessing C functions with simple Python calls. Finally, turn your new-and-improved code into packages and share them with the wider Python community.

If you are a Python programmer wanting to improve your code quality and readability, this Python book will make you confident in writing high-quality scripts and taking on bigger challenges

What you will learn

  • Write beautiful Pythonic code and avoid common Python coding mistakes
  • Apply the power of decorators, generators, coroutines, and metaclasses
  • Use different testing systems like pytest, unittest, and doctest
  • Track and optimize application performance for both memory and CPU usage
  • Debug your applications with PDB, Werkzeug, and faulthandler
  • Improve your performance through asyncio, multiprocessing, and distributed computing
  • Explore popular libraries like Dask, NumPy, SciPy, pandas, TensorFlow, and scikit-learn
  • Extend Python's capabilities with C/C++ libraries and system calls

Who this book is for

This book will benefit more experienced Python programmers who wish to upskill, serving as a reference for best practices and some of the more intricate Python techniques. Even if you have been using Python for years, chances are that you haven't yet encountered every topic discussed in this book. A good understanding of Python programming is necessary

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started – One Environment per Project
  2. Interactive Python Interpreters
  3. Pythonic Syntax and Common Pitfalls
  4. Pythonic Design Patterns
  5. Functional Programming – Readability Versus Brevity
  6. Decorators – Enabling Code Reuse by Decorating
  7. Generators and Coroutines – Infinity, One Step at a Time
  8. Metaclasses – Making Classes (Not Instances) Smarter
  9. Documentation – How to Use Sphinx and reStructuredText
  10. Testing and Logging – Preparing for Bugs
  11. Debugging – Solving the Bugs
  12. Performance – Tracking and Reducing Your Memory and CPU Usage
  13. asyncio – Multithreading without Threads
  14. Multiprocessing – When a Single CPU Core Is Not Enough
  15. Scientific Python and Plotting
  16. Artificial Intelligence
  17. Extensions in C/C++, System Calls, and C/C++ Libraries
  18. Packaging – Creating Your Own Libraries or Applications

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