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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

A.8 Visual Studio Code

An IDE is an Integrated Development Environment. These tools are sometimes dedicated to one programming language, but I think the best offer uniform and consistent support for several languages. Visual Studio Code is the IDE I use now, and it is my favorite by far. I wrote the content for this book using Visual Studio Code. [VSC]

Visual Studio Code
Figure A.5: Visual Studio Code

Figure A.5 is a screenshot of Visual Studio Code editing the file in Appendix C. The text has color syntax highlighting, and the editor has features like code completion and automatic indentation. You can see a directory listing of some of the content files for this book on the left. The editor displayed the context menu when I right-clicked on sorted in the code.

From within Visual Studio Code, you can create, run, and debug your code. The “integrated...