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

6.7 Formatting conventions

The Python parser that reads the code you type is forgiving but does follow a strict set of core rules. Beyond that, formatting conventions make it easier for others to read and understand what you have written. Think of these as strong suggestions that you should try to follow.

Review your code on a set schedule for correct behavior and adherence to naming and formatting conventions. Read and use PEP 8 – Style Guide for Python Code, from the Python Software Foundation. [PEP008] Your organization may require or recommend some variations. If you work in a group of programmers, help each other to follow the rules.

Here are my “Top Ten” formatting conventions from PEP 8 and my own experience:

  1. Indent 4 spaces. Don’t use tabs. Never use tabs. (It is standard convention to indent in multiples of four. It is my personal convention to never...