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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

Production Notes

I wrote the content for this book primarily in HTML. Additional content included:

  • Static JPG images.
  • LaTeX files using packages including tikz, circuitikz, and quantikz. I processed these with pdflatex and then the convert utility from ImageMagick to create JPG images.
  • Python files using matplotlib for plots and charts, especially in Chapter 13, Creating Plots and Charts. I ran these in batch mode to generate JPG images.
  • An SVG file created by spacy for the NLP dependency visualization in Chapter 12, Searching and Changing Text.

For many images, especially those I generated, I used convert from ImageMagick to remove extra surrounding whitespace.

I wrote several Python scripts to generate the book and features within it, such as index marking. For example, one script processed HTML chapter files and extracted the Python code. The script then ran the...