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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

The Complete UniPoly Class

This appendix contains the complete and final definition of the UniPoly class for univariate polynomials that we developed in Chapter 7, Organizing Objects into Classes.

"""The unipoly module contains the UniPoly class for polynomials.

# The next line is for the spell-checker in Visual Studio Code
# cspell:ignore radd rsub rmul

class UniPoly:
    """Polynomial with one variable and integer coefficients.

    UniPoly creates a univariate polynomial with a single term
    and an integer coefficient. Polynomials may use different
    variables, here called 'indeterminates', but their names
    must each be a single alphabetic character. These polynomials
    are immutable.

    coefficient : int, optional
        The coefficient of the term. Default value is 1.
    indeterminate : str, optional
        The "variable." Must be a single alphabetic...