Python for Scientists

Book Description

is a free, , easy-to-use tool that offers a significant alternative to proprietary packages such as MATLAB and Mathematica. This book covers everything the working scientist needs to know to start using Python effectively. The author explains Python from scratch, showing how easy it is to implement and test non-trivial mathematical algorithms and guiding the reader through the many freely available add-on modules. A range of examples, relevant to many different fields, illustrate the program's capabilities. In particular, readers are shown how to use pre-existing legacy (usually in Fortran77) within the Python environment, thus avoiding the need to master the original . Instead of exercises the book contains useful snippets of tested which the reader can adapt to handle problems in their own field, allowing students and researchers with little expertise to get up and running as soon as possible.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Getting started with IPython
Chapter 3 A short Python tutorial
Chapter 4 Numpy
Chapter 5 Two-dimensional graphics
Chapter 6 Three-dimensional graphics
Chapter 7 Ordinary differential equations
Chapter 8 Partial differential equations: a pseudospectral approach
Chapter 9 Case study: multigrid

Appendix A Installing a Python environment
Appendix B Fortran77 subroutines for pseudospectral methods

Book Details

  • Title: Python for Scientists
  • Author:
  • Length: 230 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2014-08-29
  • ISBN-10: 1107686423
  • ISBN-13: 9781107686427