Python One-Liners: Write Concise, Eloquent Python Like a Professional (Paperback)

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Python programmers will improve their computer science skills with these useful one-liners.

Python One-Liners will teach you how to read and write "one-liners": concise statements of useful functionality packed into a single line of code. You'll learn how to systematically unpack and understand any line of Python code, and write eloquent, powerfully compressed Python like an expert.

The book's five chapters cover tips and tricks, regular expressions, machine learning, core data science topics, and useful algorithms. Detailed explanations of one-liners introduce key computer science concepts and boost your coding and analytical skills. You'll learn about advanced Python features such as list comprehension, slicing, lambda functions, regular expressions, map and reduce functions, and slice assignments. You'll also learn how to:

  • Leverage data structures to solve real-world problems, like using Boolean indexing to find cities with above-average pollution
  • Use NumPy basics such as array, shape, axis, type, broadcasting, advanced indexing, slicing, sorting, searching, aggregating, and statistics
  • Calculate basic statistics of multidimensional data arrays and the K-Means algorithms for unsupervised learning
  • Create more advanced regular expressions using grouping and named groups, negative lookaheads, escaped characters, whitespaces, character sets (and negative characters sets), and greedy/nongreedy operators
  • Understand a wide range of computer science topics, including anagrams, palindromes, supersets, permutations, factorials, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, obfuscation, searching, and algorithmic sorting

  • By the end of the book, you'll know how to write Python at its most refined, and create concise, beautiful pieces of "Python art" in merely a single line.

    About the Author

    Christian Mayer has a PhD in computer science and is the founder of the popular Python site Finxter ( Mayer is also the author of the Coffee Break Python series.

    Praise For…

    "A great resource for programmers who want to learn Python or get better with their Python skills."

    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781718500501
    ISBN-10: 1718500505
    Publisher: No Starch Press
    Publication Date: June 2nd, 2020
    Pages: 216
    Language: English