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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

Creating Plots and Charts

My last word is that it all depends on what you visualize.

—Ansel Adams

Among mathematicians and computer scientists, it’s said that a picture is worth 210 words. Okay, that’s a bad joke, but it’s one thing to manipulate and compute with data, but quite another to create stunning visualizations that convey useful information.

While there are many ways of building images and charts, Matplotlib is the most widely used Python library for doing so. [MAT] Matplotlib is very flexible and can produce high-quality output for print or digital media. It also has great support for a wide variety of backends that give you powerful mouse-driven interactivity. Generally speaking, if you have a coding project and you need to visualize numeric information, see if Matplotlib already does what you want. This chapter covers the core functionality of this essential library...