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Scientific Computing with Python 3 - One Day Only
Python Machine Learning
Advance Python Machine Learning
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and you'll see 6 other free Python books (and 24 others).
Thanks updated OP :)
Python is so popular these days. Wonder if the crash will come?
I don't think so, not for some time. When Perl and Ruby were comparatively popular, for example, it was easy to find articles criticising them for some reason (readability, portability, speed…), but it's (currently) difficult to find any articles criticising Python. Moreover, with US universities and colleges shifting to Python, from Java (from C++) as their introductory programming languages, and so much Python being taught as part of the CS-in-schools programmes, there's going to be 10+ years invested that people won't want wasted. It's currently too big to fail, and there's no replacement in sight.
interesting, thanks. Are these books any good? or are they like the Udemy courses - very light on detail and pretty useless?
(arrogantly!) I know most of the material in these Python books so don't read them myself, but as they're free I do recommend them to my univ. students (because they won't purchase a full textbook, anyway).
They are good books. Packt is a legitimate tech publisher of real books written by CS academics,, IT professionals etc.
No comparison to the free Kindle self-publish crap.
@GordonR: I too am a Counter Strike academic and I think they're alright.
I found this paid python udemy course quite detailed. Bought this using my google rewards credit.
@tarken: How do you use Google rewards to buy it?
@zero23: Using the udemy app.
Since you sound like you know what you are talking about. What are your opinions on GO? I know a bit of python, mostly for web scraping, running some stats, or accessing content through an API. A few people I know have been really excited about GO. Is it a replacement for languages other than python or is there a bit of an overlap where it might be seen as a better option?
this is awesome, thanks for sharing
It looks like subscribing will give you access to all books for free (with a 14 day trial)
Can also download 'Scientific Computing with Python 3' here.
Very good thanks, did not know about this mob.
Thanks for sharing. Also got one book earlier from one of the previous deals.
The book was very well written.
Thanks, I was looking for something like this
I've been using python for about 5 years now. I highly recommend once you have the basics down with the language, learn pandas and numpy next. The documentation on pandas site is actually very good. I highly recommend the youtube channel data school. He will show you pandas and sklearn. Get on kaggle and start practicing using the free data and notebook service they have. Also sentdex has a bunch of cool videos on all sorts of things you can do with python. I think the only book I've paid for that was actually more useful than free resources you can find online is the book 'Writing Idiomatic Python' by Jeff Knupp. This will show you the python way to write code, so it is clean and readable.
Another book worth getting is Wes Mckinney's Python for Data Analysis
Also a free online book by Jake VDP (that guy rocks)
I personally find Pandas construct super weird. It tries to copy R but not to the same level of R. For me, I find PySpark has much better construct to traditional programmer. Although it's just personal taste.