Many of the chapters (especially the first chapters) focus on the example. This includes the data mining and machine learning exercises. The first three chapters focus on linear algebra, generalized linear models and data visualization. They also have a discussion of the data mining process using the opinionated_ml package. The last chapters in the book are on statistical inference, logistic and linear regression.
The initial chapters introduce one or more of the constructions involved in the number crunching. We will cover how to work with data sets in the book. The book also covers how to work with many different types of data and how to use different methods for the data analysis. The first chapter in the book starts with a brief introduction to Python and a brief introduction to the data set the data mining will use. The data is available for download in the book.
The book starts with a short introduction to probability theory, followed by a short introduction to the topic of interest of algebraic process theory, namely, optimization. So this book is both a reference book for the experienced number cruncher as well as an introduction to the world of algebraic process theory. The book ends with a short history of algebraic process theory.
This book is a good all around introduction to the field of algebraic process theory. The book does not touch the theory in detail, but the examples in the book give a good base to start working on the theory.
The book focuses on the core of the language, i.e. the language of expressions and statements. There are a number of chapters and the reader is introduced to the Python language sequentially and in depth. There are also many exercises related to the chapters. The language in depth description includes the Python compiler and interpreter internals, the data types and the built-in functions. The book starts by introducing the basic syntax of Python, the operators, the constants, variables and types. The first two chapters focus on the object-oriented programming in Python i.e. object definition, the language of classes and instances. The chapters follow a logical sequence.
The book deals with quite a broad subject, so I found it difficult to identify the order that the chapters should be read. It was hard to decide which chapter would be the first one to read, and which would be the last. For example the book started with Chapter 1: Introduction . Then it switched to Chapter 2: Introduction . And it finishes with Chapter 3: Introduction . 827ec27edc