[Tutor] Introduction to modelling with Python
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Sun Mar 28 19:37:41 CEST 2010
Eike Welk wrote:
> On Saturday March 27 2010 16:21:26 AG wrote:
>> I apologise in advance for the vagueness of this query, but I am looking
>> for a decent modern introduction to modelling using Python.
>> Specifically, I want something that is a good introduction (i.e. doesn't
>> expect one to already be a maths/ statistics or a programming guru) and
>> that has an ecology/ environmental science orientation.
> You should look at the book "Python Scripting for Computational Science" by
> Hans Petter Langtangen:
> It is an introduction to the Python language, and to a big number of tools for
> numerical computations. The book assumes that you have already some practice
> in writing computer programs.
> The book is not oriented towards ecology, the examples are from mechanical
> The book is however a bit dated, it's from 2004. Therefore many examples will
> need to be slightly altered to work with the current versions of the libraries
> that they use.
> Alternatively you could ask your question on the Numpy/Scipy mailing lists.
> These lists are frequented by scientists that use Python for their
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Now that's looking very much along the lines of what I had in mind
Eike. Very pricey ... might have to sit on that one for a while and
scout around for a used copy. I can certainly use the on-line resource
for as many pages as it allows one to access until I either find a
cheaper version or perhaps win a lottery!!
But, yep, this looks like what I had in mind - so anything else like
this would be good as well.
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