Today ships my first book on Python for the scientists. Although IT people can learn a lot of Python with it (mainly if they are working in labs are research centers), scientists will be more interested as it presents a viable alternative to Matlab : fast, efficient, a real language with a large standard library.

After an introduction, the Python language is exposed as well as some main modules. The three central chapters are dedicated to Numpy, Scipy and Matplotlib. Each library tackles a specific problem, storing data, using it or display it. Finally, the last chapter exposes ways of speeding up Python with the use of C or C++.

The link to my publisher : here

After some thoughts, I’ve decided to create my new English blog. I already have a French one, on http://blog.developpez.com/index.php?blog=92, but now I feel I need to have an English one.

Currently, I’ve doing a PhD thesis in Strasbourg, France, with the Python language mainly, although some work is done in C++. It tackles the complicated problem of manifold learning, I hope I will have some concrete results soon !

My passions, besides CS (I’m a geek :()) is music (I’m a trumpet player, a drummer and a bassist) playing or playing with music. That is, I love mixing music, creating new tools for music or acoustics, …

I hope you will enjoy this blog 😉