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Dancing with Python

By : Robert S. Sutor
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Dancing with Python

By: Robert S. Sutor

Overview of this book

Dancing with Python helps you learn Python and quantum computing in a practical way. It will help you explore how to work with numbers, strings, collections, iterators, and files. The book goes beyond functions and classes and teaches you to use Python and Qiskit to create gates and circuits for classical and quantum computing. Learn how quantum extends traditional techniques using the Grover Search Algorithm and the code that implements it. Dive into some advanced and widely used applications of Python and revisit strings with more sophisticated tools, such as regular expressions and basic natural language processing (NLP). The final chapters introduce you to data analysis, visualizations, and supervised and unsupervised machine learning. By the end of the book, you will be proficient in programming the latest and most powerful quantum computers, the Pythonic way.
Table of Contents (29 chapters)
Part I: Getting to Know Python
PART II: Algorithms and Circuits
PART III: Advanced Features and Libraries
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Appendix F: Production Notes

Doing the Things That Coders Do

Talk is cheap. Show me the code.

—Linus Torvalds

There is not just one way to code, and there is not only one programming language in which to do it. A recent survey by the analyst firm RedMonk listed the top one hundred languages in widespread use in 2021. [PLR]

Nevertheless, there are common ideas about processing and computing with information across programming languages, even if their expressions and implementations vary. In this chapter, I introduce those ideas and data structures. I don’t focus on how we write everything in any particular language but instead discuss the concepts. I do include some examples from other languages to show you the variation of expression.