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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

4.8 Splitting and stripping

Suppose you have the text

text = "  SPECIAL  #  SALE  #  TODAY  "

and you want to break it into a list containing the three words. First, use split to break the string at the hash marks.

['  SPECIAL  ', '  SALE  ', '  TODAY  ']

Second, remove the whitespace from the left and right of each word with strip. In one line:

[word.strip() for word in text.split('#')]

Exercise 4.6

Try to rewrite strip using replace. Does it work for embedded spaces as in " How are you? "?

lstrip and rstrip remove the white space from only the left and right sides, respectively.

[word.lstrip() for word in text.split('#')]
['SPECIAL  ', 'SALE  ', 'TODAY ...