Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python: With Application to Understanding Data (The MIT Press) [John V. Guttag] on *FREE*. Editorial Reviews. Review. This is the ‘computational thinking’ book we have all been waiting for! With humor and historical anecdotes, John Guttag conveys the. An introduction to computer science as a tool to solve real-world analytical problems using Python A Notion of computation; The Python programming language; Some simple algorithms; Testing and debugging John Guttag. Dugald C.
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It’s a college textbook, used in the MIT subject 6.
Unsurprisingly, it has a much more math-centered focus, which was interesting. It provides students with skills that will enable them to make productive use of computational techniques, including some of the tools and techniques of data science for using computation to model and interpret data.
The difference may sound quite subtle, and perhaps a bit negative. This book introduces students with little or no prior programming experience to the art of computational problem solving using Python and various Python libraries, including PyLab. Add both to Cart Add both to List. I got about 30 pages in and found it very challenging – maybe too much so for a beginner.
See and discover other items: Great material for anyone trying to learn computer programming or the python language itself.
It provides students with skills that will enable them to make productive use of computational techniques, including some of cmputing tools and techniques of data science for using computation to model and interpret data. The only thing about this book was it was a little bit heavy on the academic side programminb mathematical side.
Kristin rated it really liked it Sep 16, Much of this is very translatable to other languages and would be useful to anyone learning the basic fundamentals of computer programming, regardless of the language.
Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python by John Guttag
May 29, Loukas Arvanitis rated it it was amazing. The new edition of an introductory text that teaches students the art of computational problem solving, covering topics ranging from simple algorithms cimputing information visualization. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The jlhn is rid of any redundancy so that a quick learning of the essential parts about computation was made possible. Although it uses Python, this is not a python book!
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This edition offers expanded material on statistics and machine learning and new chapters on Frequentist and Bayesian statistics. It helped me get a better grasp of some of the key concepts from the 6. Oliver Bogler rated it really liked it Jan 10, An Introduction to Computer Science, 3rd Ed. You see a barn that has six targets painted on it, and a bullet hole at the very center of each target. Ribbings etikett Magdalena Ribbing kr.
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Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python
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Students are introduced to Python and the basics of programming in the context of such computational concepts and techniques as exhaustive enumeration, bisection search, and efficient approximation algorithms. This book is simply amazing. Please try again later.
Sintaxis, semantics, algorithms and computational complexity are some programmjng the topics you can expect to see in this book, and even though, at some point I had to spent quite a bit of time rereading to grasp some of the concepts, if you have the patience and time, is well worth it! I would not have liked to have taken the course without this book.
This edition of the book is based on Python 2. If read while following the MITx lecture it’s handy but still complicated for an Introduction, because it’s full of computer science jargon that doesn’t explain anything to gguttag.
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Get to Know Us. The book does not require knowledge of mathematics beyond high school algebra, but does assume that readers are comfortable with rigorous thinking and not intimidated by mathematical concepts. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.
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