The first chapter introduces the reader to the scientific ecosystem. The main modules are covered, but there are some small mistakes (ipython --pylab does not import Matplotlib, Numpy ans Scipy, just a subset of the first that gives a Matlab-like interface aith some renamed Numpy functions) and what I think is a bad habit (importing everything from Pylab and using it as is). Nothing is lost because in the second chapter, Numpy is properly introduced and imported explicitly. There is a link missing between the two chapters because I didn't understand why Numpy was used this way and not with pylab.
So the second chapter is about the core Numpy data structure: the multidimensional… Read more