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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 C: The Complete UniPoly Class
Appendix D: The Complete Guitar Class Hierarchy
Appendix F: Production Notes

3.4 Tuples

Tuples are like lists except:

  • You use parentheses instead of square brackets, and the parentheses are often optional.
  • You can’t change the structure of a tuple: they are immutable.

We saw tuples when we did multiple assignments. We did not need parentheses then, but we could have included them if we wished.

a, b = 3, -2
print(f"{a = }   {b = }")

a, b = (9, 0.3)
print(f"{a = }   {b = }")

(a, b) = ("a", "b")
print(f"{a = }   {b = }")
a = 3   b = -2
a = 9   b = 0.3
a = 'a'   b = 'b'

Exercise 3.18

What exception does Python raise if you try to assign a value to an item in a tuple via an index?

Use tuple to turn a list into a tuple and list to turn a tuple into a list.

t = 2, -4, 9
tuple([-16, 25, -36])
(-16, 25, -36)

Exercise 3.19