Name: [6237] unpingco
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Description: Python for scientific and large-scale computing. ...

Closing remarks and using dictionaries effectively for scientific computing [ID:1452] (18/18)

in series: Scientific and parallel computing using IPython

video tutorial by unpingco, added 06/09

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In this final segment, we highlight concepts important for new scientific Python programmers, especially those coming from a Matlab environment. We discuss effective use of Python dictionaries and the timeit profiling module. We also discuss the defaultdict object for quick and easy database creation useful for keeping track of data in multiple parameter runs.

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Thanks, interesting thoughts. You gave me some ideas about making a case to switch a C for Engineers course to Python.


5. Sigurd Meldgaard Sat, 13 Feb 2010 07:58

Really nice series. In this last one you could have used a set instead of a dict for fast membership testing.


4. anonymous Sat, 28 Nov 2009 12:49

I've watched the whole series, and although I'm a seasoned Python program I really learned a lot! Brilliant! Thanks!


3. anonymous Sun, 11 Oct 2009 09:51

Excellent stuff! I just watched the whole set of videos. There's a lot to absorb here. Recommended :)


2. anonymous Mon, 13 Jul 2009 04:22

helpful, very nice. thanks a lot


give some real nice ideas, how do use python in scientific computing. thanks a lot


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