An introduction to the Python programming language and its most popular tools for scientists, engineers, students, and anyone who wants to use Python for research, simulations, and collaboration.
Python Tools for Scientists introduces readers to the most popular coding tools for scientific research, such as Anaconda, Spyder, Jupyter Notebooks, and JupyterLab, as well as dozens of important Python libraries for working with data, including NumPy, matplotlib, and pandas. No prior programming experience is required! You’ll be guided through setting up a professional coding environment, then get a crash course on programming with Python, and explore the many tools and libraries ideal for working with data, designing visualizations, simulating natural events, and more. In the book’s applied projects, you’ll use these tools to write programs that perform tasks like simulating globular star clusters, building ships for a wargame simulator, creating an interactive science slideshow, and classifying animal species.