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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)
2
Part I: Getting to Know Python
10
PART II: Algorithms and Circuits
14
PART III: Advanced Features and Libraries
19
References
20
Other Books You May Enjoy
Appendices
Appendix C: The Complete UniPoly Class
Appendix D: The Complete Guitar Class Hierarchy
Appendix F: Production Notes

7.6 Naming conventions and encapsulation

In section 6.3, we covered naming conventions for functions. Let’s complete the story for classes and their contents.

Although many built-in classes like int and float have lowercase names, your class names should begin with a capital letter. If the name has multiple “words”, start those with capital letters as well. Don’t use underscores. Examples are BreadRecipe, ElectricGuitar, and Matrix.

Instance variables should follow the same naming conventions as other variables, and methods should follow the conventions for functions. All letters should be lowercase, and you may use underscores.

End a name with an underscore to avoid confusion with a Python keyword.

class_ = "Quantum Computing 101"
class_
'Quantum Computing 101'

Magic methods (section 7.4) begin and end with two underscores.

Python does not...