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Python And Hdf5

Author : Andrew Collette
ISBN : 9781491945018
Genre : Computers
File Size : 42. 98 MB
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Gain hands-on experience with HDF5 for storing scientific data in Python. This practical guide quickly gets you up to speed on the details, best practices, and pitfalls of using HDF5 to archive and share numerical datasets ranging in size from gigabytes to terabytes. Through real-world examples and practical exercises, you’ll explore topics such as scientific datasets, hierarchically organized groups, user-defined metadata, and interoperable files. Examples are applicable for users of both Python 2 and Python 3. If you’re familiar with the basics of Python data analysis, this is an ideal introduction to HDF5. Get set up with HDF5 tools and create your first HDF5 file Work with datasets by learning the HDF5 Dataset object Understand advanced features like dataset chunking and compression Learn how to work with HDF5’s hierarchical structure, using groups Create self-describing files by adding metadata with HDF5 attributes Take advantage of HDF5’s type system to create interoperable files Express relationships among data with references, named types, and dimension scales Discover how Python mechanisms for writing parallel code interact with HDF5

Effective Computation In Physics

Author : Anthony Scopatz
ISBN : 9781491901588
Genre : Science
File Size : 85. 89 MB
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More physicists today are taking on the role of software developer as part of their research, but software development isn’t always easy or obvious, even for physicists. This practical book teaches essential software development skills to help you automate and accomplish nearly any aspect of research in a physics-based field. Written by two PhDs in nuclear engineering, this book includes practical examples drawn from a working knowledge of physics concepts. You’ll learn how to use the Python programming language to perform everything from collecting and analyzing data to building software and publishing your results. In four parts, this book includes: Getting Started: Jump into Python, the command line, data containers, functions, flow control and logic, and classes and objects Getting It Done: Learn about regular expressions, analysis and visualization, NumPy, storing data in files and HDF5, important data structures in physics, computing in parallel, and deploying software Getting It Right: Build pipelines and software, learn to use local and remote version control, and debug and test your code Getting It Out There: Document your code, process and publish your findings, and collaborate efficiently; dive into software licenses, ownership, and copyright procedures

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