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Mastering Numerical Computing with NumPy

By : Umit Mert Cakmak, Tiago Antao, Mert Cuhadaroglu
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Mastering Numerical Computing with NumPy

By: Umit Mert Cakmak, Tiago Antao, Mert Cuhadaroglu

Overview of this book

NumPy is one of the most important scientific computing libraries available for Python. Mastering Numerical Computing with NumPy teaches you how to achieve expert level competency to perform complex operations, with in-depth coverage of advanced concepts. Beginning with NumPy's arrays and functions, you will familiarize yourself with linear algebra concepts to perform vector and matrix math operations. You will thoroughly understand and practice data processing, exploratory data analysis (EDA), and predictive modeling. You will then move on to working on practical examples which will teach you how to use NumPy statistics in order to explore US housing data and develop a predictive model using simple and multiple linear regression techniques. Once you have got to grips with the basics, you will explore unsupervised learning and clustering algorithms, followed by understanding how to write better NumPy code while keeping advanced considerations in mind. The book also demonstrates the use of different high-performance numerical computing libraries and their relationship with NumPy. You will study how to benchmark the performance of different configurations and choose the best for your system. By the end of this book, you will have become an expert in handling and performing complex data manipulations.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Overview of High-Performance Numerical Computing Libraries

There are many numerical operations that can be performed in scientific computing applications, and non-optimized code or library implementations cause serious performance bottlenecks.

The NumPy library helps to increase the performance of Python programs by using its memory layout more efficiently.

One of the most commonly used branches of mathematics in real-world applications is linear algebra. Linear algebra is used for computer graphics, cryptography, econometrics, machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing, to name but a few of its uses. Having performant matrix and vector operations is crucial.

High-performance, low-level frameworks, such as BLAS, LAPACK, and ATLAS—which are part of Netlib's libraries, and are used for dense linear algebra operations—and other frameworks...