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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

B.3 Python expert sites

There are dozens of websites where you can find information about doing this or that in Python. Many of them are correct, and many of them use Python 3. Look for articles written in the last five years. If you see code that uses print without a following open parenthesis, stop reading. They are discussing Python 2, not Python 3.

I think Real Python at

has consistently helpful and comprehensive articles about most aspects of coding with Python. You can only see so many articles at no charge before they ask you to join and pay. (I have no commercial relationship with them.)

The Python Tutorial at W3Schools

is a great place to find Python examples. These might remind you of syntax or the functions or methods that accomplish a particular task.

I recommend you visit and use the websites for four...