Christmas is almost upon us so Packt Publishing has again offered to organize a contest. This time the prizes are 2 print copies and 2 ebooks of my new book NumPy Cookbook, that was published about a month ago. NumPy Cookbook is aimed at intermediate NumPy users and is more or less continuing on the material of my other book NumPy 1.5 Beginner’s Guide.

**The Prize**

What you will learn from NumPy Cookbook:

- Learn advanced indexing and linear algebra
- Dive into Broadcasting
- Profile NumPy code and visualize your profiling results
- Speed up your code with Cython
- Use the array interface to expose foreign memory to NumPy
- Use universal functions and interoperability features
- Learn about Matplotlib and Scipy which is often used in conjunction with Numpy

Written in Cookbook style, the code examples will take your Numpy skills to the next level.

**How to Win NumPy Cookbook**

You can enter by writing a comment to this post explaining **why you would like to have the book**. The contest has already started and will end on **January 1st 2013 at 11:59 PM GMT**. Winners will be randomly chosen and notified by email, after termination of the contest.

The contest is open to everybody in the world, however print copies are only available to residents of the US and Europe.

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I wish all the contest participants good luck.

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I learned most of what I know about python from reading your blog and the beginner’s guide. It would be great to have your latest book!

Recently I found myself trying to squeeze some Python lesson to my undergrad students in the course “Introduction to Physical Oceanography”. When they came from a Matlab background, “Matlab4NumPy users” and similar sites worked fine. However, when they had no background at all, “Numpy 1.5 Beginner’s Guide” was am excellent start. The funny part was the heavy bias the book has towards finance and the my students comments like: “We are definitely in the wrong field”.

Hi Filipe,

Thank you for the feedback.

I can assure you that “NumPy Cookbook” has less finance examples than “NumPy 1.5 Beginner’s Guide”. Unfortunately I have no knowledge of Physical Oceanography, so if you want to share info about it, please let me know.

Regards,

Ivan Idris

That’s great! I do need the book and I can’t afford it π

I’m a Master Student in Computational Science and day after day I use NumPy [Python] more than any other languages. And I’ll start my thesis in Optimization and that would be great if I can win that π

I am a data scientist who is proficient in R to develop models and create proof-of-concepts. I want to become a data scientist who can also make these proof-of-concepts to production quality codes and thus be able develop end-to-end products using machine learning. I think Numpy Cookbook is the right one for me since I love to program in Python and it has all the features required for developing such products.

Yes, I could learn from the Numpy Cookbook

I am a graduate student in particle astrophysics working in a collaboration of about 15 academic institutions. In an experiment where live data processing should be essential for making detector decisions, Matlab has been the lead language for data analysis. Round trip analysis times can be around two hours in certain situations. Imagine a two hour delay to decide whether you’re done

turning a bolt… Recent progress in the collaboration has seen the creation of a Python framework for analysis in which certain Matlab modules are run. I would love to use NumPy Cookbook to develop a pure Python analysis where use of SciPy, NumPy, and (where essential) Cython can supplant the costly Matlab algorithms. The head honcho responds specifically well to examples and documentation so pointing to examples in a hard copy of NumPy Cookbook and running/profiling them could be the beginning of change.I am a teaching assistant at a university and at the moment we use different tools for image processing and computer vision and i would like to port things over to python, numpy, ipython etc. So it would be a great chance to boost efforts with this book.

I am learning and love: python, numPy and cooking.. It must be fate that I found this contest!

Using python including numpy (and scipy and matplotlib) in a scientific environment is almost perfect. To implement testing (either unit or acceptence) would be great to learn for python. Learning how to speed up things – always needed…

I’m a student from PerΓΊ. I’d like to learn more about python and numpy.

I’m coming to the end of my PhD and I was introduced to using Python as a Matlab and LabVIEW replacement for everything from data capture to analysis, modelling, and even presentation of results. It has been such a great experience that I intend to continue using Numpy throughout my career and having the Cookbook would greatly improve my skills and abilities. I’ve already put the module through it’s paces, but would love to really learn how to use it.

I don’t know anything about Python but i want to learn it. Your book will be my first glance beyond the veil in the amazing world of Python. So i’d really like to have your book. π Good luck.

Hi. I’m learning numpy and scipy from their websites and althougth the official docs are good, maybe I need something more detailed on some topics.

Best regards

Would be nice, I require a book as a primary teaching aid and as a personal reference too

The contest is closed. Thanks to all the participants. Winners will be contacted by Kavita from Packt Publishing.

Regards,

Ivan Idris