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Description - Python Playground by Mahesh Venkitachalam

Python is a powerful programming language that's easy to learn and fun to play with. But once you've gotten a handle on the basics, what do you do next?

Python Playground is a collection of imaginative programming projects that will inspire you to use Python to make art and music, build simulations of real-world phenomena, and interact with hardware like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi. You'll learn to use common Python tools and libraries like numpy, matplotlib, and pygame to do things like-
-Generate Spirograph-like patterns using parametric equations and the turtle module
-Create music on your computer by simulating frequency overtones
-Translate graphical images into ASCII art
-Write an autostereogram program that produces 3D images hidden beneath random patterns
-Make realistic animations with OpenGL shaders by exploring particle systems, transparency, and billboarding techniques
-Construct 3D visualizations using data from CT and MRI scans
-Build a laser show that responds to music by hooking up your computer to an Arduino
Programming shouldn't be a chore. Have some solid, geeky fun with Python Playground.

The projects in this book are compatible with both Python 2 and 3.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781593276041
ISBN-10: 1593276044
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: No Starch Press,US
Publisher: No Starch Press,US
Publish Date: 10-Jan-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mahesh Venkitachalam

Mahesh Venkitachalam is a software engineer with two decades of programming experience. He has nurtured a passion for technology since the eighth grade, which he channels into his popular electronics and programming blog, electronut.in.

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